The GB Specialists  Queen Victoria & Postal History 


We specialise in the stamps and postal history of Great Britain covering the pre-stamp era

and the reign of Queen Victoria (1840-1901).


Our service, whether you are a newcomer to this fascinating period of our social and philatelic history, an advanced

specialist or an Exhibitor, is based on 40 years experience as Specialist Dealers handling rare and unique items.

Our emphasis is on quality and rarity.

We have helped many collectors build fine Collections and this is ongoing today.

In addition to items found on this site, we hold a wide stock of

quality items including the unusual, the exceptional and the unique. 

We look forward to receiving your Wants List. 

Items can be reserved by phone or E-mail.  Please see our  Terms of Business. 

Welcome to our website and we hope you enjoy your visit.


 New stock is being added daily so please

scroll down and check the Sections.


A large selection of very fine and superb 1d blacks

with varieties, recently added to the 1d Black Section.


COVERS with LATE USAGES of the 1d BLACK, 1d RED and

the MALTESE CROSS, recently added to the Line Engraved Section.


Yorkshire FIRST DAY entire Uniform 4d Post - Pre-stamp Section


UNIQUE franking: latest known usage of a 1d black on cover - 1d Black Section.



Superb Plate 1a - 1d Black Section.


Plate 2: Superb Watery Cross - 1d Black Section.


Plate 4: Double Lined Cross on piece - 1d Black Section.


Plate 8: 'TJ' Re-entry - 1d Black Section.


Plate 10: Red Cross and other Varieties - 1d Black Section.


Plate 1b INVERTED WATERMARK - Watermark Varieties Section.


2d Blue Plate 1 Multiple on MAY 22nd 1840 Entire - 1840 2d Blue Section.



1d imperf: latest known usage on cover - Line Engraved Section.



Black Plate 9: Red and Black Crosses with Cert - Line Engraved Section


Very Rare 3d rate on on cover - Line Engraved Section


Extremely Rare 5d rate with MX's on Wrapper - Line Engraved Section


FIRST DAY usage of No. 8 in Cross - Line engaved Section


1d red Plate 158 RED cancels with BPA Cert - Line Engraved Section


2d Blue Plate 3 multiple with Dover numerals - Line Engraved Section


Person Hill Trial rare Code M - Early Machines Section  


 Very early usage Boston Trial - Early Machines Section.



SG51: OP-PC ERROR - Line engraved Section.



1d SG16b: ARCHER PERFORATION with RPS Cert - Scottish and Line-Engraved Sections.


1d SG170: Edinburgh Dotted Circle Type C7 - Scottish Section


1/- SG55 and 4d SG63: Scots local cancellation - Embossed and Scottish Sections


3d shaded spandrels with Warrant Number - Surface Printed Section.


                       4d SG66: RED and BLACK PD's - Surface Printed Section.            


1/- SG71: Price 1d per Label - Surface Printed Section.


4d SG79/80: IMPRIMATUR Plate 3 - Surface Printed Section.


4d SG152: variety LARGE 5 in plate number - Surface Printed Section.


5/- rose plate 4 SG 130: the unique DRY PRINT - High Values Section



SG 113: 10d Pale red brown, ‘TE-TF’ - Surface Printed Section.



SG 137: £5 Orange excellent colour and perfs -  Surface Printed Section

 SG115: Double Plate Number 'KB': Irish and Surface Printed Sections. 


                                                                                                                                 SG151: INVERTED watermark: Surface Printed Section .


1d SG174: IMPERFORATE mounted mint Control with RPS Cert - Surface Printed and 1d Lilac Section


4d SG 205: very fine unmounted/mounted mint - Jubilee Section


1/- SG 214: Block of 20 - Jubilee Section.


Sheet of Twelve PROOF Impressions - 1890 Penny Post Jubilee Section.


1d pink envelope: Number 4 in Cross - Stationery Section.


Wrapper for circulars and magazines rare printed advert - Pictorial Envelope Section.


The FIRST Postcard used on DAYof ISSUE - Stationery Section

3d Empire Card used to Australia - Stationery Section


To see a selection from our stock click on the links below.



   Early Machine Cancellations and Trials

Pre - stamp and Stampless

  Postal History of Scotland, Ireland and Wales

 The 1d and 2d Mulready  

Hand Drawn & Pictorial Envelopes 

  1d Blacks  1840 2d Blues

1d Reds, 2d Blues and other Line Engraved


Surface Printed, High Values, Lilac and Greens and 1d Lilac  

Jubilee Issue

  1890 Penny Post Jubilee 

Stationery, Registered Envelopes and Printed Adverts.

Watermark Varieties  


  Terms of Business     Contact Us    Links 


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Just follow the links below and, when asked,

use our Email address kcphil@usa.net to make payments.


K & C Philatelics

PO Box 5003 Danbury Essex UK CM3 4JU

Tel: 01245-223120  E-mail: kcphil@usa.net