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Great Britain - 1840 One-Penny Black, By Plate No.
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
1053 c ImageGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, May 6 -- Official First Day of Penny Black. Folded cover with copy of original enclosure to Lord Viscount Midleton (George Alan Brodrick, 1806-1848), clearly struck red "Cheltenham MY 6 1840" and red "Paid 6 MY 6 1840" circular datestamps, manuscript "1" marking, Very Fine, an affordable alternative to the Penny Black used on this date, it was likely Cheltenham did not receive their stock of Penny Blacks by this date (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction
1054   ImageGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2). Plate 1a, lettered A-A, large margins, deep shade and razor-sharp impression on fresh paper, light red Maltese Cross cancel, Very Fine and choice, SG £375 (Image)

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E. $ 200-300

SOLD for $190.00
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1055 c ImageGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2; SG Specialised AS1tb). Plate 1a, lettered O-K, full margins all around, tied by perfectly struck red Maltese Cross cancel on folded letter from Gray's Inn, London to Louth, clearly struck "MY 7 1840" despatch circular datestamp on bottom flap

VERY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE PENNY BLACK MAY 7, 1840 SECOND DAY OF ISSUE COVER. AN IMPORTANT PENNY BLACK ITEM.

With exception of the May 6 (First Day) and May 10 (First Sunday), May 7 is one of the rarest dates to find used with a Penny Black. Scott $20,500.00. SG Specialised from £20,000 (Image)

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E. $ 3,000-4,000

SOLD for $4,250.00
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1056 c ImageGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2). Plate 1a, lettered H-K, large to full margins all around, tied by neat red Maltese Cross cancel and "Charing Cross" straightline handstamp on 1840 folded cover to Maida Hill, London, Jul. 28, 1840 despatch datestamp on top flap, Very Fine (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $275.00
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1057 og ImageGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2). Plate 1b, lettered L-D, large part original gum, large balanced margins all around, deep color with an intense impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1840 ONE-PENNY BLACK FROM PLATE 1B.

Seldom encountered in such choice condition. With 1970 R.P.S. certificate. Scott $12,500.00. SG £12,500 (Image)

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E. $ 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $4,000.00
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1058 ng ImageGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2; SG Specialised AS5h). Plate 1b, lettered M-C, featuring recut side-line at left, unused (no gum), huge to full margins showing small part of adjoining stamp at top, deep intense shade, small thin spot mostly in bottom margin, Extremely Fine appearance, a rare unused Penny Black from plate 1b, with 2019 B.P.A. certificate, SG Specialised £13,000 (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,900.00
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1059   ImageGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black, Watermark Inverted (1c; SG 2Wi; SG Specialised AS5l). Plate 1b, lettered R-E, large margins all around, bold color and intense impression, nicely contrasting red Maltese Cross cancel, Very Fine, a choice example of this rare inverted watermark from Plate 1b, Scott $2,500.00, SG Specialised £2,500 (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $600.00
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1060   ImageGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2; SG Specialised AS5). Plate 1b, lettered I-B, large margins all around, neat red Maltese Cross cancel, Very Fine, Scott $325.00, SG £375 (Image)

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E. $ 200-300

SOLD for $170.00
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1061   ImageGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2; SG Specialised AS15uf). Plate 2, lettered Q-G, large to ample margins, near perfect strike of red Stonehaven Maltese Cross showing the distinctive double-lines, small corner thin at bottom left which in no way detracts from this choice strike, Extremely Fine strike of this rare cancel, ex Beresford, SG Specialised £4,500 (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $1,300.00
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1062 c ImageGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2; SG Specialised AS15uf). Plate 2, lettered Q-L, full margins to just touching at top right, tied by boldly struck red Stonehaven Maltese Cross showing the distinctive double-lines on folded cover to Edinburgh, well-struck "Stonehaven 24 OC 1840" boxed datestamp and arrival datestamp on top flap

EXTREMELY FINE STRIKE OF THIS DISTINICTIVE MALTESE CROSS CANCEL FROM STOVEHAVEN TYING A PENNY BLACK FROM PLATE 2 ON COVER. A MAJOR LINE-ENGRAVED RARITY.

One of the rarest and most distinctive Maltese Cross cancels to find on cover, especially a strike this choice. SG Specialised £22,000 (Image)

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E. $ 3,000-4,000

SOLD for $4,500.00
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1063 c ImageGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2; SG Specialised AS15tf). Plate 2, lettered B-D, large to full margins, showing the constant variety of the accent over "D" (SG Specialised AS15k), tied by red Maltese Cross cancel with "Leeds MY 16 1840" circular datestamp on flap addressed locally, Very Fine and scarce early May date cancel, SG Specialised £3,500 (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction

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