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Victorian Stamps for sale

Queen Victoria Stamps - The first country to issue postage stamps is a fascinating playground for the stamp collector! The postage stamps issued during Victoria’s reign can be roughly grouped into the 3 basic printing methods employed, each producing very different stamps which are easy to identify.

  1. Line engraved issues - Starting with the 1840 1d black and 2d blue and ending in 1879 when the last of the Penny Reds with small plate numbers hidden in the designs were issued.
  2. Embossed issue - An expensive printing process employed between 1847 and 1854 to produce 6d, 10d & 1 shilling imperforate stamps with a raised unprinted Queens head.
  3. Surface printed issues - Utilised from 1855 to the end of the Victorian period which produced much higher quality stamps including the bicoloured 1900-92 “Jubilee” series.This reign gives us the rarest GB stamp, the famous and rare Queen Victoria 1864-79 1d red plate 77 a used example of which changed hands in 2016 for around £500,000.

It is possible to build a large collection of Great Britain Victoria stamps without ‘breaking the bank’. Those seeking normal quality examples often pay less than 10% of Stanley Gibbons catalogue prices with only the finest examples being worth around the full catalogue valuation. It is normal for philatelists to build their collections and enjoy upgrading quality as they continue. Further continuance may take the stamp collector into postmarks, proofs, blocks, postal history, postal stationery and many other exciting fields of philately. We recommend the excellent listings in the Stanley Gibbons catalogues, for those wishing to specialise further we also recommend their Great Britain Specialised Stamp Catalogue Volume 1 “Queen Victoria” which is packed with interesting and useful information including proofs, plate flaws, “Specimen” overprints and much else.


 

1840-1902 Victoria Stamps rare

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  • Lot 3421 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £100 - £120

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    GB.QUEEN VICTORIA - 1840 1d black 'H H', SG 2, fine used with 4 margins touching the top left corner and clear red Maltese Cross.
  • Lot 3422 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £350 - £400

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    GB.QUEEN VICTORIA - 1840 2d blue cancelled by very fine 1844-type numeral '570' cancellation, SG 5i, with 4 good margins, slight small thinning but an attractive example of this scarce stamp, cat £...
  • Lot 3423 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £300 - £400

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    GB.QUEEN VICTORIA - 1840-1889 Small accumulation of used stamps from 1840 2d blue up until 1888 6d dull green SG 194. Mixed condition, some repetition, enormous cat. value in excess of £ 7500. (120)
  • Lot 3424 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £100 - £120

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    GB.QUEEN VICTORIA - 1841 2d blue with '10' IN MALTESE CROSS cancellation, SG 14f, with 4 margins, clipped at upper-right corner, very fine strike, cat £1,500.
  • Lot 3425 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £45 - £50

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    GB.QUEEN VICTORIA - 1855-57 6d lilac with INVERTED WATERMARK, SG 70wi, used, cat £400.
  • Lot 3426 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £50 - £60

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    GB.QUEEN VICTORIA - 1859 COVER TO PORTUGAL 1859 (6 Dec) Entire Letter from London to Lisbon bearing a GB 4d rose (SG 66) with a further rated handstamp '80' marking and a receiving postmark on the ...
  • Lot 3427 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £25 - £30

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    GB.QUEEN VICTORIA - 1862-64 1s green small corner letters, SG 90, used with lower sheet margin and inscription. Cat £300.
  • Lot 3428 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £30 - £35

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    GB.QUEEN VICTORIA - 1863 (30 Apr) EL to France bearing 4d pale red (SG 80) tied Manchester duplex. Cat £300
  • Lot 3429 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £210 - £230

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    GB.QUEEN VICTORIA - 1864 - 1879 Mint Penny Red plates selection on stockcard. Plates: 79, 84, 92, 96, 101, 137, 173, 195, 201, 204, 208, 209, 216 and 221. Small faults. (14)
  • Lot 3430 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £35 - £40

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    GB.QUEEN VICTORIA - 1873-80 3d pale rose plate 20, SG 144, fine used. Cat £140

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