Great Britain - Stamp Auctions

In 1661 British Royal Mail, created the world's first stamped-mail service by adopting the “Bishop marks" so that no letter Carrier may delay a letter from post to post. In 1680 William Dockwra opened an independent postal service for local delivery in London using “Penny Post Paid” for payment marking. Within two years British post shut down Dockwra’s service, but continued operating a local “Penny Post” using a remarkably similar triangular stamp. Letters marked with Dockwra’s original stamps are extremely rare and bring high prices in stamp auctions.

The next big innovation in postal services was when Rowland Hill proposal for prepaid letters and suggested that postage be uniformly charged by weight, rather than destination. To ensure payment he proposed the use of adhesive stamps and in May 1840, Britain’s first adhesive stamps were on sale to the public. These first two stamps, known as the Penny Black and Two Pence Blue, featured the portrait of Queen Victoria, “Postage” along the top and the price along the bottom, the name "Great Britain" were not included and this tradition continues as of today. The stamps were cancelled by canceller shaped like a Maltese cross and required colored ink.For the British Empire Exhibition in 1924 held in London the first commemorative sets were issued showing the bust of King George V and a symbolic roaring lion. Only in 1953 after the crowing of QE II set was issued GB adopted the trend of issuing set of stamps commemorating national event.

Collecting GB stamps is very popular as being the innovators of postage stamps and therefor our great hobby of stamp collecting. King George IV was a great collector and his collections are kept by British Crown.

Lot 376 - Great Britain revenue stamps -  Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2017 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Selection of REVENUE stamps

Lot 376 - Great Britain revenue stamps - Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2017 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Selection of REVENUE stamps

MEDICINES: Old revenue stamp, little defects, very nice!

Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2017 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Selection of REVENUE stamps

Great Britain revenue stamps
Price: $ 1.00
Lot 375 - Great Britain revenue stamps -  Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2017 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Selection of REVENUE stamps

Lot 375 - Great Britain revenue stamps - Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2017 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Selection of REVENUE stamps

BANKRUPTCY: 5 Revenue stamps issued between 1869 and 1871, used, very fine quality!

Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2017 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Selection of REVENUE stamps

Great Britain revenue stamps
Price: $ 10.00
Lot 374 - Great Britain revenue stamps -  Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2017 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Selection of REVENUE stamps

Lot 374 - Great Britain revenue stamps - Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2017 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Selection of REVENUE stamps

British revenue stamps of 1 Pound 5 Shillings and of 2S. 6p. printed on share certificates of 1000 and 100 pounds, respectively, of the FERRO CARRIL CENTRAL BUENOS AIRES LIMITADA, excellent quality!

Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2017 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Selection of REVENUE stamps

Great Britain revenue stamps
Price: $ 25.00
Lot 560 - Great Britain cinderellas -  Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2018 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Special auction for the quarantine

Lot 560 - Great Britain cinderellas - Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2018 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Special auction for the quarantine

2 Proofs of cinderellas or labels for the Stamp Centenary Exhibition of London 1940, printed by Waterlow & Sons Ltd. on the paper that was used to print Argentina stamps, with gum and "RA in sun" watermark, MNH, VF quality, very rare!

Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2018 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Special auction for the quarantine

Great Britain cinderellas
Price: $ 25.00
Lot 554 - Great Britain Postage due stamps -  Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2018 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Special auction for the quarantine

Lot 554 - Great Britain Postage due stamps - Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2018 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Special auction for the quarantine

Scott J26/J33 (without 3p. Sc.J29, low value of little importance). It includes the key values and high values of the set, block of 4 of excellent quality (the top stamps in each block are very lightly hinged, and the bottom stamps are MNH perfect), catalog value US$886+

Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2018 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Special auction for the quarantine

Great Britain Postage due stamps
Price: $ 250.00
Lot 556 - Great Britain postal history -  Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2018 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Special auction for the quarantine

Lot 556 - Great Britain postal history - Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2018 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Special auction for the quarantine

Airmail cover sent to Buenos Aires on 20/OC/1938 by Germany DLH, minor defect, excellent appearance!

Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2018 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Special auction for the quarantine

Great Britain postal history
Price: $ 10.00
Lot 557 - Great Britain Lots and Collections -  Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2018 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Special auction for the quarantine

Lot 557 - Great Britain Lots and Collections - Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2018 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Special auction for the quarantine

Small lot of very old stamps, general quality is fine to very fine, Scott catalog value US$1,050.

Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2018 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Special auction for the quarantine

Great Britain Lots and Collections
Price: $ 50.00
Lot 555 - Great Britain postal history -  Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2018 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Special auction for the quarantine

Lot 555 - Great Britain postal history - Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2018 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Special auction for the quarantine

Airmail cover sent from Bolton to Buenos Aires on 14/DE/1937 by Germany DLH, very nice!

Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2018 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Special auction for the quarantine

Great Britain postal history
Price: $ 10.00
Lot 561 - Great Britain cinderellas -  Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2018 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Special auction for the quarantine

Lot 561 - Great Britain cinderellas - Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2018 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Special auction for the quarantine

6 Proofs of cinderellas or labels printed by Waterlow & Sons Ltd. on the paper that was used to print Argentina stamps, with gum and "RA in sun" watermark, circa 1940, MNH, VF quality!

Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2018 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Special auction for the quarantine

Great Britain cinderellas
Price: $ 100.00
Lot 559 - Great Britain Lots and Collections -  Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2018 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Special auction for the quarantine

Lot 559 - Great Britain Lots and Collections - Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2018 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Special auction for the quarantine

Lot of modern booklets, souvenir sheets and some stamps, MNH and of VF quality, very thematic!

Guillermo Jalil - Philatino Auction # 2018 WORLDWIDE + ARGENTINA: Special auction for the quarantine

Great Britain Lots and Collections
Price: $ 25.00