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1840 1d Blacks SG1-3, and 1841 1d Reds printed from the 'Black' Plates SG7

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Item No. SG/Spec Plate/Letters Description Price Key
B:827
B:827
3

AS2,A1i

1a

CG

1840 1d Grey-Black: A VFU single in a GREY-BLACK shade (VERY WORN), with four good-to-mostly LARGE even margins, lightly cancelled with an ORANGE-RED Maltese Cross. On faintly BLEUTE PAPER (not a strong enough example to warrant a premium!). Unrecorded HGL VALUE (low), NW 5 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws, and die dot. Cat.500+. 195.00

 

B:908
B:908
3

AS2

1a

CJ

1840 1d Grey-Black: A VFU+ single in a GREY-BLACK shade (moderate wear), with four LARGE-to-VERY LARGE margins, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a red Maltese Cross, leaving most of the HEAD CLEAR. NW 5 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws, and 'J' misplaced high. Cat.500. New!

175.00

 

B:744
B:744
3

AS3

1a

KG-KH

1840 1d Grey-Black: A F-VFU RARE HORIZONTAL PAIR in the GREY-BLACK shade (VERY WORN), with four close(perhaps just touching SW?)-to-mostly LARGE margins all round, lightly cancelled with two neat orange-red Maltese Crosses. 'KG': CONSTANT VARIETY: dot below SE. Also NW 5 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws, and SE corner frame-line extending E on 'KH'. Cat.1800+. 585.00

 

B:780
B:780
2

AS5n

1b

AD

1840 1d Black: A VFU+ single, with four good-to-mostly LARGE margins, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. Very faint (?ironed-out?) horizontal crease. On BLEUTE PAPER (very faintly blued, but unusually, clearly visible from the front as well as the back). CONSTANT VARIETY: scratch below 'NNY' of 'PENNY'; also NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws. Cat.750+. 295.00

 

B:848
B:848
2

AS5k

1b

DG

1840 1d Black: A VFU single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. CONSTANT VARIETY: roller flaw NW; also NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws, and letters misplaced high right and high. Cat.350+. 135.00

 

B:706
B:706
1

AS4c,m

1b

EJ

1840 1d Intense Black: A VFU single in the INTENSE BLACK shade, with four well-clear(NW)-to-mostly LARGE margins, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. Printed on VERY THIN PAPER. MAJOR RE-ENTRY showing RECUT AND ENLARGED CHECK-LETTERS. Also NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws. Cat.525++. 250.00

 

B:916
B:916
2

AS5g

1b

FD

1840 1d Black: A VFU single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, lightly cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. CONSTANT VARIETY: burr-rub value ('NE' of 'ONE' joined); also NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws. Cat.375. New!

165.00

 

B:902
B:902
2

AS5h

1b

IJ

1840 1d Black: A SUPERB USED single, with four LARGE-to-VERY LARGE even margins, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a red Maltese Cross, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. CONSTANT VARIETY: mark in 'P' of 'POSTAGE'; also LEFT FRAME-LINE RECUT. NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws, and letters misplaced low and high left. Cat.425+. New!

195.00

 

B:934
B:934 width=
1

AS4

1b

JB

1840 1d Intense Black: A VFU+ single in the INTENSE BLACK shade, with four good-to-mostly LARGE margins, lightly cancelled with a neat red Maltese Cross. CONSTANT VARIETY: marks in NE star; also HGLs SE and SW, and NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws. Cat.525+. New!

195.00

 

B:915
B:915
2

AS5e

1b

ND

1840 1d Black: A VFU single, with four LARGE-to-HUGE margins, but rather messily cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. RECUT CHECK-LETTERS, and NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws. Cat.375. New!

165.00

 

B:797
B:797
2

AS5

1b

NL

1840 1d Black: A VFU single, with four LARGE even margins, lightly cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. UNUSUAL HORIZONTAL GUIDE-LINE NE, and NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws. Cat.350+. 150.00

 

B:905
B:905
2

AS5g

1b

OB

1840 1d Black: A FU+ single, with four well-clear(S)-to-mostly VERY LARGE margins, lightly cancelled with an ORANGE-RED Maltese Cross. BURR-RUB: 'NE' of 'ONE' joined; also NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws, E/NE weak, SW corner frame-line extending S, and SE ext E. Cat.425+. New!

150.00

 

C:B:1428
C:1428
2
*

AS5

1b

PH

1840 1d Black: A VFU single, with four LARGE even margins, on ENTIRE LETTER London to Ipswich on 23 NOVEMBER 1840, cancelled and somewhat messily tied with a red Maltese Cross. NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws, and 'P' misplaced high right. Cat.750. 250.00

 

B:835
B:835
2/7

AS5g/AS6g

1b

RE

1840 1d Black/1841 1d Red-brown: A FU/SUPERB USED SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, the 1d Black with four close-but-clear(NW)-to-LARGE margins, cancelled with an ORANGE Maltese Cross, the 1d Red with FOUR LARGE even margins, cancelled low left with a neat black Maltese Cross. Marked BURR-RUB and slight BASAL SHIFT, with base-line weak and 'NE' of 'ONE' joined. Also NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws. Cat.750+. 265.00

 

B:795
B:795
2

AS5

1b

SA

1840 1d Black: A VFU single, with four good-to-LARGE margins, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws, VGL NE, base of SE double, and letters misplaced high left and low respectively. Cat.350+. 150.00

 

C:B:1430
C:1430
2
*

AS15f

2

GJ,JL

1840 1d Black: Two VFU singles, both apparently with four LARGE even margins (right of 'GJ' overlapping left of 'JL'), on Scottish ENTIRE LETTER Jedburgh to Melrose on 8 AUGUST 1840, lightly cancelled with red Maltese Crosses. Though not tied, the two or three splashes of a similar coloured ink above the NW of 'JL' suggest they belong. NO RAY FLAWS on either of these letterings, and also GD below SE on 'JL'. Cat.1500+. 425.00

 

B:846
B:846
2

AS15f

2

HH

1840 1d Black: A VFU single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. NO RAY FLAWS this lettering; also letters misplaced low and high, with the E 'H' tilted W. Cat.400. 150.00

 

B:937
B:937
2

AS15

2

KA

1840 1d Black: A SUPERB USED single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. CONSTANT VARIETY: two tiny dots below top arm of 'K'; also NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws, base weak below 'PE', and 'A' misplaced high and tilted W. Cat.375. New!

195.00

 

B:917
B:917
1

AS14m

2

LI

1840 1d Intense Black: A VFU single in the INTENSE BLACK shade, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, cancelled with the SCARCER BLACK MALTESE CROSS. NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws, SE corner frame-line extending E, and 'I' misplaced high. Cat.650. New!

250.00

 

B:919
B:919
2

AS20

3

FL

1840 1d Black: A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. VGL NE (faint). Cat.500+. New!

200.00

 

B:920
B:920
2

AS20

3

OF

1840 1d Black: A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, with four good-to-LARGE margins, cancelled with a BROWNISH-RED Maltese Cross. HGL NE. Cat.500+. New!

200.00

 

B:918
B:918
2

AS20g

3

TC

1840 1d Black: A SUPERB USED single from this slightly SCARCER plate, with four LARGE-to-VERY LARGE margins, lightly cancelled low right with an ORANGE MALTESE CROSS, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. SW corner frame-line extending S. Cat.500+. New!

250.00

 

B:836
B:836
1

AS22

4

AF

1840 1d Intense Black: A FU+ single in an INTENSE BLACK shade, with four good-to-mostly LARGE margins, but somewhat enthusiastically cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. CONSTANT VARIETY: scratch in W margin; also letters misplaced low left and high. Cat.525+. 135.00

 

B:703
B:703
2

AS23

4

BB

1840 1d Black: A VFU single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, cancelled low right with an oily red Maltese Cross, leaving slender CLEAR PROFILE. E of NE weak, slight UB shift, and W 'B' misplaced high right. Cat.350. 150.00

 

B:913
B:913
1

AS22

4

DC

1840 1d Intense Black: A VFU single in the INTENSE BLACK shade, with four good-to-mostly LARGE margins, cancelled with an indistinct red Maltese Cross. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot SE (very faint); also VGL NE, and letters misplaced low right and left respectively. Cat.525. New!

165.00

 

B:850
B:850
1

AS22

4

ED

1840 1d Intense Black: A VFU single in the INTENSE BLACK shade, with four good-to-VERY LARGE margins, cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. CONSTANT VARIETIES: dots below 'ONE P' and by 'D', and mark above NW; also VGL NE (faint), and 'D' tilted W. Cat.525+. 165.00

 

B:921
B:921
2

AS23

4

LF

1840 1d Black: A SUPERB USED single, with four LARGE-to-VERY LARGE even margins, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a red Maltese Cross, leaving slender CLEAR PROFILE. CONSTANT VARIETY: vertical scratch in W margin; also 'L' tilted W. Cat.400. New!

225.00

 

B:933
B:933
1

AS22

4

MJ

1840 1d Intense Black: A SUPERB USED single in the INTENSE BLACK shade, with four good-to-mostly LARGE even margins, lightly cancelled high right with a part red Maltese Cross, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. A SPOTTY PLATE example, with several scattered tiny dots; also NE corner frame-line extending E, and 'J' misplaced left. Cat.525+. New!

225.00

 

C:B:1437
C:1437

MIKE JACKSON CERT
2
*

AS23ve

4

QI

1840 1d Black: A VFU+ single, with four LARGE even margins, on ENTIRE LETTER Aberdeen to Muir of Rhynie on 13 NOVEMBER 1840, lightly cancelled with a RARE RUBY MALTESE CROSS. MIKE JACKSON CERTIFICATE states 'although not tied, there is no indication that the stamp does not belong to the cover'. This cover is also listed as an Aberdeen Ruby Maltese Cross in Rockoff & Jackson, 'The Encyclopaedia of the Maltese Cross' Volume 3, p.407. BASAL SHIFT. Cat.4500. 1750.00

 

B:907
B:907
2a

AS23f

4

RD

1840 1d Black: A VFU single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, lightly cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. On SCARCE BLEUTE PAPER and showing faint IVORY HEAD. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot outside SE. Cat.775. New!

325.00

 

B:923
B:923
1

AS40

6

BD

1840 1d Intense Black: A VFU single in the INTENSE BLACK shade, with four good-to-VERY LARGE margins, cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. CONSTANT VARIETY: dots/blurs upper W; also 'B' misplaced low right. Cat.525+. New!

175.00

 

B:888
B:845
1

AS40

6

CB

1840 1d Intense Black: A VFU+ single in the INTENSE BLACK shade, with four good-to-VERY LARGE margins, cancelled with a bright red Maltese Cross. 'O' bulge, die dot, and letters low. Cat.525. 195.00

 

B:845
B:845
1

AS40

6

DH

1840 1d Intense Black: A VFU+ single in the INTENSE BLACK shade, with four good-to-VERY LARGE even margins, lightly cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. CONSTANT VARIETIES: dots by 'H' and below 'Y' of 'PENNY'; also E of NE weak. Cat.525+. 160.00

 

B:861
B:861
1
*

AS40

6

EF

1840 1d Intense Black: A FU+ single, with four close(NE)-to-mostly LARGE margins, on LARGE DATED PIECE (NOT a cover) with Manchester backstamp of 14 AUGUST 1840, cancelled and tied with a red Maltese Cross. 'O' bulge, and 'E' misplaced high left. Cat.525+. 150.00

 

B:783
B:783

PTS CERT
2

AS41

6

EG

1840 1d Black: A FINE RARE LIGHTLY MOUNTED UNUSED single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, and FULL 'CRACKLED' AND TONED GUM (though PTS CERTIFICATE, rather harshly in my view, states 'regummed, toned and soiled'). HORIZONTAL GUIDE-LINES (x2) NE, also VGL NE, letters misplaced high left, and the 'E' tilted W. Cat.13,500. 2,500.00

 

B:750
B:750
2

AS41

6

FB

1840 1d Black: A VFU single, with four good-to-VERY LARGE margins, lightly cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. On THIN PAPER (only noted SG Spec under Plates 1b, and 7-9); also E of NE weak. Cat.375+. 165.00

 

C:B:1250
C:1250
1
*

AS40

6

FB

1840 1d Intense Black: A VFU single in the INTENSE BLACK shade, with four well-clear(NE)-to-LARGE margins, on empty WRAPPER of 7 DECEMBER 1840, London to Bath, cancelled and tied with two strikes of a red Maltese Cross. Dated despatch stamp on obverse. CONSTANT VARIETY: mark in leg of 1st N of 'PENNY'. Also die dot, and E of NE weak. Cat.725++. 325.00

 

B:925
B:925
2

AS41b

6

LB

1840 1d Black: A VFU single, with four good-to-mostly LARGE margins, lightly cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. CONSTANT VARIETIES: 'L' with split serif (SG state DOUBLED), and dot outside NW; also 'B' misplaced low and tilted W Cat.400. New!

175.00

 

B:906
B:906
1

AS40

6

LG

1840 1d Intense Black: A VFU single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, lightly cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. In STATE 1 before repair, and showing E of NE weak, and 'G' misplaced high left. Cat.525+. New!

165.00

 

B:832
B:832
2

AS41

6

QE

1840 1d Black: A VFU single in a BLACK shade with a greyish tint (slight wear), with four good-to-VERY LARGE margins, cancelled with a smudged red Maltese Cross. In STATE 1 before repair. CONSTANT VARIETY: vertical scratch NW, E of NE weak, and unrecorded (faint) VGL NE. Cat.375+. 150.00

 

B:867
B:867
2

AS41

6

QH

1840 1d Black: A VFU single, with four LARGE even margins, cancelled with a slightly 'messy' red Maltese Cross. 'O' bulge, and letters misplaced left and right. Cat.375. 150.00

 

B:768
B:768
1

AS40,A1ub

6

QI

1840 1d Intense Black: A FU single in the INTENSE BLACK shade, with four good-to-VERY LARGE margins, but marginal cut below 'N' of 'ONE' (not affecting design), cancelled with a FINE SCARCE black MANCHESTER 'FISHTAIL' MALTESE CROSS. Letters misplaced left, with the 'I' tilted W. Cat.1400+. 325.00

 

B:922
B:922
1

AS40

6

SC

1840 1d Intense Black: A VFU single in the INTENSE BLACK shade, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, lightly cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot in E margin; also die dot, and SW corner frame-line extending S. (Dot on 'S' semi-constant?) Cat.525+. New!

175.00

 

B:844
B:844
1

AS40i

6

SE

1840 1d Intense Black: A VFU+ single in the INTENSE BLACK shade, with four LARGE even margins, lightly cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. HGL VALUE (faint), die dot, E of NE weak, and SE corner frame-line extending E. Cat.525+. 165.00

 

C:B:1522
C:1522
2
*

AS41

6

SJ

1840 1d Black: A VFU+ single, with four LARGE margins, on clean empty wrapper Manchester to Bolton on 3 SEPTEMBER 1840, cancelled and tied with three red Maltese Crosses. 'S' tilted W, and 'J' misplaced left. Cat.725. New!

285.00

 

B:890
B:890
2

AS44

7

AC

1840 1d Black: A VFU+ single, with four well-clear(NE)-to-VERY LARGE margins, cancelled with a clearly PINK MALTESE CROSS. 'O' Flaw (2), and die dot. Cat.400+. 185.00

 

B:849
B:849
2

AS44b

7

FA

1840 1d Black: A VFU single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. DOUBLE LETTER 'F'; also 'O' Flaw (2), and NE Ray Flaw. Cat.450. 165.00

 

B:787
B:787
2

AS44

7

FL

1840 1d Black: A VFU+ single, with four HUGE margins, cancelled with an indistinct red Maltese Cross. 'O' Flaw (Stage 2), and NE Ray Flaw. Cat.375+. 165.00

 

B:937
B:937
2

AS44

7

HG

1840 1d Black: A VFU+ single, with four well-clear(NW)-to-mostly VERY LARGE margins, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a part red Maltese Cross, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. 'O' Flaw (Stage 1), NE Ray Flaw, die dot, and letters misplaced high left and left. Cat.400. New!

195.00

 

B:911
B:911
2

AS44

7

IK

1840 1d Black: A VFU single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, cancelled with an orange-red Maltese Cross. CONSTANT VARIETY: vertical scratch NE; also 'O' Flaw (Stage 1). Cat.400+. New!

165.00

 

B:939
B:939
2

AS44

7

LC

1840 1d Black: A SUPERB USED single, with four good-to-mostly VERY LARGE even margins, lightly cancelled low right with a red Maltese Cross. CONSTANT VARIETY: lower left serif of 'L' missing; also letters misplaced left. Cat.400. New!

215.00

 

B:901
B:901
2

AS44

7

NE

1840 1d Black: A SUPERB USED single, with four LARGE-to-mostly HUGE margins, cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. SE corner frame-line extending S. Cat.400. New!

225.00

 

B:858
B:858
2

AS44

7

NJ

1840 1d Black: A VFU single in a slightly GREYISH shade, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, neatly cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. SE corner frame-line extending E, and letters misplaced left. Cat.400. New!

180.00

 

B:924
B:924
2

AS44vh

7

PK

1840 1d Black: A VFU single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, cancelled with a VERMILION Maltese Cross. SW corner frame-line extending S, die dot, and 'K' tilted W. Cat.400+. New!

165.00

 

B:892
B:892
2

AS46

8

DK

1840 1d Black: A FU+ single, with four close(S&NW)-to-LARGE margins, cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. In STATE 1 (before Provisional repair), showing VGL NE, 'O' Flaw(2), NE Ray Flaw, and 'K' tilted W. Cat.500+. New!

165.00

 

B:940
B:940
1

AS46

8

EJ

1840 1d Intense Black: A VFU+ single in an INTENSE BLACK shade (UNLISTED SG on this plate), with four good-to-LARGE even margins, cancelled high right with a black Maltese Cross, leaving greatly CLEAR PROFILE. VGL NE, 'O' Flaw(2), and NE Ray Flaw. Cat.525+. New!

225.00

 

B:869
B:869
1

AS46

8

GC

1840 1d Intense Black: A FU+ single in an INTENSE BLACK shade (UNLISTED SG on this plate), with four clear-to-good margins, lightly cancelled with an orange-red Maltese Cross. 'O' Flaw(2), and 'G' misplaced left. Cat.525+. New!

165.00

 

B:929
B:929
2

AS46e

8

MA

1840 1d Black: A VFU single, with four good-to-mostly LARGE margins, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. Printed on THIN PAPER. 'O' Flaw(2), die dot, and SE corner frame-line extending E. Cat.600. New!

200.00

 

B:928
B:928
2

AS46

8

NK

1840 1d Black: A VFU+ single, with four good-to-HUGE margins, cancelled high right with a black Maltese Cross, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. HGL VALUE (obscuring the 'O' Flaw), and 'K' tilted W. Cat.525+. New!

200.00

 

B:769
B:769
2

AS46,A1ub

8

SF

1840 1d Black: A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, with four good-to-LARGE margins, cancelled with a FINE SCARCE black MANCHESTER 'FISHTAIL' MALTESE CROSS. In STATE 1 before repair, showing CONSTANT VARIETY: mark below 'N' of 'ONE', and also 'O' Flaw (Stage 1), die dot, and letters misplaced low. Cat.1400+. 395.00

 

B:852
B:852
2

AS46e

8

SG

1840 1d Black: A VFU single, with four good-to-LARGE margins, cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. Printed on THIN PAPER. In STATE 1 before repair, showing CONSTANT VARIETY: scratch below SW; also 'O' Flaw(1). Cat.600. New!

250.00

 

B:896
B:896
1

AS56b

9

FA

1840 1d Intense Black: A FU+ single from this SCARCER plate, in an INTENSE BLACK shade (UNLISTED SG on this plate), with four well-clear(SE)-to-LARGE margins, but tiny marginal nick N, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a small fragment of a red Maltese Cross, leaving most of the HEAD CLEAR. BASAL SHIFT, 'O' flaw (Stage 2), NE Ray Flaw, and 'F' misplaced low left. Cat.600. 165.00

 

C:B:1259
C:1259
2
*

AS56b

9

FD

1840 1d Black: A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, with four well-clear(NW)-to-LARGE margins, on clean empty WRAPPER of 28 APRIL 1841, from Liverpool to Kendal, cancelled and tied with a black Maltese Cross. Dated despatch and arrival stamps on obverse. In STATE 1 before repair, though used AFTER the Provisional repair was carried out. BASAL SHIFT and CONSTANT VARIETY: scratch below SE. Also 'O' Flaw (Stage 2), and SW corner frame-line extending S. (See also matching 1d Red-brown in States 1 & 2 below.) Cat.1200+. 450.00

 

B:870
B:870
2

AS56b

9

FF

1840 1d Black: A FU+ single from this SCARCER plate, with four well-clear(NW)-to-LARGE even margins, cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. BASAL SHIFT, VGLs NE & SE, HGL SW, and 'O' flaw (Stage 2). Cat.600. 195.00

 

B:895
B:895
2/7

AS56/AS65

9

GE

1840 1d Black/1841 1d Red-brown: A VFU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, both with four good-to-LARGE margins, cancelled with black Maltese Crosses. The 1d Black shows VGL NE, 'O' flaw (Stage 2), and NE Ray Flaw; the 1d Red is in STATE 2 of the third repair, showing no 'O' Flaw, NE very faint, TRL W, and 'G' thinned. Letters misplaced low left. Cat.925. 325.00

 

C:B:1434
C:1434
2
*

AS56

9

IF

1840 1d Black: A FU single from this SCARCER plate, with four close-but-clear(centre E)-to-VERY LARGE uneven jagged margins, on tiny empty MOURNING ENVELOPE Oxford to Stroud on 22 MARCH 1841, cancelled and just tied with a black Maltese Cross. 'O' Flaw (2), NE Ray Flaw, and 'I' misplaced low. Cat.1200. 295.00

 

B:793
B:793
2

AS56c,ub

9

JL

1840 1d Black: A FU single from this SCARCER plate, with four good-to-LARGE margins, but tiny surface wrinkle SE, cancelled with a partial but identifiable strike of the SCARCE MANCHESTER 'FISHTAIL' MALTESE CROSS. Slight but clear DOUBLE LETTER 'L'; also 'O' flaw (Stage 2), and NE Ray Flaw. Cat.1400+. 365.00

 

C:B:1260
C:1260
1
*

AS56

9

LJ

1840 1d Intense Black: A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, in an INTENSE BLACK shade UNLISTED on Plate 9, with four good-to-LARGE margins, on neat small ENTIRE LETTER of 29 APRIL 1841, from Liverpool to Dublin, cancelled and tied with a black Maltese Cross. Dated despatch and arrival stamps on obverse. 'O' Flaw (Stage 2), NE Ray Flaw, and letters misplaced right and high respectively. Cat.1200. 425.00

 

B:936
B:936
2/7

AS56/57

9

MJ

1840 1d Black/1841 1d Red-brown: A VFU MATCHED PAIR from this SCARCER plate, with four good-to-mostly LARGE margins on both, lightly cancelled respectively with red and black Maltese Crosses. VGL NE, HGL SW (faint), 'O' Flaw(2), NE Ray Flaw, and 'M' misplaced low left. Cat.815+. New!

315.00

 

B:935
B:935
2

AS56

9

MJ

1840 1d Black: A FU single from this SCARCER plate, with four good-to-LARGE margins (NE corner slightly rounded), cancelled with a brownish-red Maltese Cross. VGL NE, HGL SW (faint), 'O' Flaw(2), NE Ray Flaw, and 'M' misplaced low left. Cat.625+. New!

165.00

 

B:894
B:894
2

AS56

9

NH

1840 1d Black: A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, with four LARGE-to-VERY LARGE even margins, lightly cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. VGL NE, 'O' flaw (Stage 2), and 'H' misplaced high left and tilted W. Cat.600. 225.00

 

C:B:1195
C:1195
1
*

AS56c

9

OB

1840 1d Intense Black: A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, in an INTENSE BLACK shade UNLISTED on Plate 9, with four good-to-LARGE margins, on neat small empty ENVELOPE of 17 APRIL 1841, from MERTHYR TYDFIL to Bristol, cancelled and tied with a black Maltese Cross. Dated despatch CDS 'MERTHYR TYDVIL' alongside, and Bristol arrival stamp on obverse. FINE DOUBLE LETTER 'B', 'O' Flaw (Stage 2), NE Ray Flaw, and VGL NE. Cat.1200+. 395.00

 

B:930
B:930
2

AS56

9

PL

1840 1d Black: A VFU+ single from this SCARCER plate, with four LARGE-to-HUGE even margins, but cancelled with a smudged red Maltese Cross. HGL VALUE & SE, 'O' Flaw(2), NE Ray Flaw, die dot, SE corner frame-line extending S, and 'L' tilted W. Cat.625+. New!

285.00

 

B:788
B:788
2

AS66a

10

BK

1840 1d Black: A good used+ single from this VERY SCARCE plate, in an UNUSUALLY INTENSE shade for this plate, with FOUR well-clear(SW)-to-mostly LARGE margins, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. Minute (almost imperceptible) hinge thin top margin. NO 'O' FLAW this lettering, but NE Ray Flaw, and 'B' misplaced high right. Cat.950. 225.00

 

C:B:1435
C:1435
2
*

AS66

10

EB

1840 1d Black: A VFU single from this VERY SCARCE PLATE (RARE on cover), with four good-to-mostly LARGE margins, on EMPTY WRAPPER of 1 APRIL 1841, from Huddersfield to London, lightly cancelled and tied with an indistinct black Maltese Cross. Dated despatch stamp and arrival stamps on obverse. 'O' Flaw (Stage 2), NE Ray Flaw, Vertical Guide-line NE, and E of NE weak. Cat.3500. 1250.00

 

B:777
B:777
2

AS66

10

FI

1840 1d Black: A VFU single from this VERY SCARCE plate, with well-clear (SE)-to-mostly LARGE margins, lightly cancelled centre right with a black Maltese Cross, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. 'O' Flaw (Stage 2), NE Ray Flaw, and VGL NE. Cat.900. 295.00

 

B:689
B:689
2

AS66i

10

JI

1840 1d Black: A VFU single from this VERY SCARCE plate, with well-clear (at top)-to-LARGE even margins, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. On VERY THIN PAPER. 'O' Flaw (Stage 2), NE Ray Flaw, and square-footed 'J'. Cat.1050. 365.00

 

B:931
B:931
2

AS66i

10

LC

1840 1d Black: A VFU single from this SCARCE plate, with four good-to-LARGE margins, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. Printed on VERY THIN PAPER (almost translucent). 'O' Flaw (Stage 2), NE Ray Flaw, and letters misplaced low and high left respectively. Cat.1050. New!

365.00

 

B:745
B:745
2

AS66

10

LE

1840 1d Black: A VFU single from this VERY SCARCE plate, with four LARGE-to-VERY LARGE margins, cancelled with an indistinct black Maltese Cross. 'O' Flaw (Stage 2), NE Ray Flaw, and letters misplaced low to centre. Cat.900. 325.00

 

B:897
B:897
3

AS67c

10

RC

1840 1d Grey-Black: A VFU+ single from this VERY SCARCE plate, in a GREY-BLACK shade, with four LARGE-to-VERY LARGE margins, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. 'P' CONVERTED TO 'R', also CONSTANT VARIETY: dot in 'C', 'O' Flaw (Stage 2), and NE Ray Flaw. Cat.1000. 365.00

 

B:912
B:912
2/7

AS67/69d

10

RL

1840 1d Black/1841 1d Red-brown: A VFU+/FU+ MATCHED PAIR from this SCARCE plate (in black), the black with four LARGE-to-VERY LARGE margins, the red with four close-to-good margins, cancelled with black Maltese Crosses. 'P' CONVERTED TO 'R', BASAL SHIFT, 'O' Flaw (Stage 2), and letters misplaced high and low. Cat.1375+. New!

495.00

 

C:B:1436
C:1436
1
*

AS66(var)

10

SC

1840 1d Intense Black: A GU+ single from this VERY SCARCE PLATE (RARE on cover), in an INTENSE BLACK shade most unusual on this plate (and UNLISTED SG), with three LARGE margins (close-to-touched W), on ENTIRE LETTER of 7 MAY 1841, from Warwick to Stourbridge, neatly cancelled and tied with a lovely crisp black Maltese Cross. Dated despatch stamp on obverse. 'O' Flaw (Stage 2), NE Ray Flaw, Vertical Guide-line NE, and Horizontal Guide-line SE (low). Cat.3500+. 365.00

 

C:B:1532
C:1532

ALCOCK NOTE
3/7
*

AS72b/AS74b

11

BL

1840 1d Greyish-black/1841 1d Red-brown: A FU single from this RAREST OF THE PENNY BLACK PLATES, in a typical GREYISH-BLACK shade, with four close-to-LARGE margins, on ENTIRE LETTER of 17 FEBRUARY 1841, from London to Northfleet, Kent, cancelled and tied with a black Maltese Cross. Dated despatch stamp on obverse. Matched with a similar 1841 1d Red-brown. A newly identified DOUBLE LETTER 'L' present on both these examples (and clearly visible on Charles Nissen's original black). Faint VGL NE, NE break and 7 o'clock Ray Flaw, and burr-rub W. (PROVENANCE NOTE: accompanied by the original typed note in red from Alcock's sale of this cover.) Cat.16,175+. New!

3750.00

 

1d RED-BROWN PRINTED FROM 'BLACK' PLATES
RM:3881
RM:3881
7

AS6

1b

GG

1841 1d Red-brown A VFU single from this SCARCE black plate, with four good-to-LARGE margins, lightly cancelled with a neat black Maltese Cross. NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws, and E 'G' misplaced high left and tilted W. Cat.375. New!

95.00

RM:3557
RM:3557
7

AS18f

2

HI

1841 1d Red-brown A FU+ single from this VERY SCARCE plate, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, cancelled with a smudged black Maltese Cross. NO RAY FLAWS this lettering. Cat 450. 95.00
RM:3886
RM:3886
7

AS18

2

MJ

1841 1d Red-brown A VFU+ single from this VERY SCARCE plate, with four LARGE-to-VERY LARGE even margins, cancelled with a smudged black Maltese Cross. NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws, VGL NE (faint), letters tilted W, and 'J' misplaced high. Cat.325. New!

115.00

RM:3887
RM:3887
7

AS47

8

MJ

1841 1d Red-brown A VFU single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, cancelled with a neat black Maltese Cross. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot over NE, 'O' Flaw(2), and letters misplaced high and high left. Cat.190. New!

50.00

RM:3386
RM:3386
7

AS57

9

CC

1841 1d Red-brown A VFU single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. 'O' Flaw (Stage 2), NE Ray Flaw, and letters misplaced left. Cat.190. 45.00
RM:2139
RM:2139
7

AS65

9

GD

1841 1d Red-brown: A good RARE UNUSED single, with almost four mostly VERY LARGE margins, but damaged at SW corner, and with no gum. In the SCARCE STATE 2 of the late repair, with no 'O' Flaw, NE Ray Flaw accentuated, and letters thinned. VGL NE, and showing strong TRL in E margin. Cat.6000+. 250.00

 

RM:3555
RM:3555
7

AS57,A2wi

9

HG

1841 1d Red-brown A FU+ single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, but faint diagonal crease and tiny marginal thin centre W, cancelled with the VERY SCARCE NO.9 IN MALTESE CROSS. 'O' Flaw (Stage 2), NE Ray Flaw, and letters misplaced high and left respectively. Cat.700. 150.00
RM:3254
RM:3254
7

AS57ub

9

IF

1841 1d Red-brown A FU+ single, with four close-but-clear(NE)-to-LARGE margins, cancelled with a large part strike of the MANCHESTER 'FISHTAIL' MALTESE CROSS (SCARCE on Black Plates). 'O' Flaw (Stage 2), NE Ray Flaw, and 'I' misplaced low. Cat.900. 185.00
RM:3888
RM:3888
7

AS57

9

MJ-MK

1841 1d Red-brown A VFU VERY SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR, with good-to-mostly-LARGE margins all round, cancelled with black Maltese Crosses. 'O' Flaw(2), NE Ray Flaw, and VGL NE on both. Also 'MK': E/NE weak, VGL SE, and SW corner frame-line extending W. Both 'M's misplaced low. Cat.500+. New!

150.00

RM:3833
RM:3833
7

AS57

9

ML

1841 1d Red-brown A GU single, with three LARGE-to-HUGE margins, but trimmed across base, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. SCARCE large portion of MARGINAL INSCRIPTION in huge E margin. NE Ray Flaw, NE weak, 'M' tilted W, and 'L' misplaced left. Cat.190++. New!

75.00

RM:2868
RM:2868
7

AS57

9

RB-RC

1841 1d Red-brown A VFU VERY SCARCE HORIZONTAL PAIR, with good-to-mostly VERY LARGE margins all round, cancelled with black Maltese Crosses. 'O' Flaw (Stage 2) and NE Ray Flaw on both; 'RB': 'R' misplaced low left; 'RC': SW corner frame-line extending S, and letters misplaced high right. Cat.500. 120.00
RM:3233
RM:3233
7

AS57

9

RH

1841 1d Red-brown A VFU+ single, with four LARGE even margins, lightly cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. 'O' Flaw(2), and NE Ray Flaw. Cat.190. 55.00
RM:2757
RM:2757
7

AS57

9

SA

1841 1d Red-brown A VFU+ single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. 'O' Flaw (Stage 2), and NE Ray Flaw. Cat.190. 50.00
RM:3609
RM:3609
7

AS57

9

SL

1841 1d Red-brown A SUPERB USED single, with four good-to-mostly VERY LARGE margins, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. 'O' Flaw (Stage 2), NE Ray Flaw, and letters misplaced low left. Cat.190. 65.00

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