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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:1011
B:1011
1

AS1

1a

DD

1840 1d Intense Black: A VFU single in an INTENSE BLACK shade, a VERY EARLY printing, with four LARGE-to-VERY LARGE even margins, but almost imperceptible horizontal crease, neatly cancelled with an ORANGE-RED Maltese Cross. CONSTANT VARIETY: E 'D' weak; also NW 5 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws. Cat.600+. New!

200.00

 

B:1004
B:1004
3

AS3h

1a

IH

1840 1d Grey-black: A VFU+ single in a GREY-BLACK shade (VERY WORN), a much later printing, with four LARGE even margins, lightly cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. On faintly BLEUTE PAPER. NW 5 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws, slight UB shift, and 'I' misplaced low and tilted W. Cat.850+. New!

295.00

 

B:1059
B:1059
2/3

AS2

1a

IL

1840 1d Greyish-black: A VFU single in a slightly GREYISH-BLACK shade (VERY SLIGHT WEAR), an EARLY printing, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, lightly cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. CONSTANT VARIETIES: dots by NE and below SE. Also NW 5 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws, and letters misplaced low and left, with the 'L' tilted W. Cat.375++. New!

165.00

 

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:987
B:987
1

AS4

1b

BE

1840 1d Intense Black: A VFU single in the INTENSE BLACK shade, with four good-to-VERY LARGE margins, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws, and letters misplaced low right and right, with the 'E' tilted W. Cat.525. New!

185.00

 

B:1000
B:1000
1

AS4n

1b

EE

1840 1d Intense Black: A SUPERB USED single in the INTENSE BLACK shade, with four LARGE-to-VERY LARGE even margins, lightly cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. BLEUTE PAPER variety. CONSTANT VARIETY: W 'E' with extended serif; also NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws, VGL NE (very faint), and letters misplaced right and high respectively, with the W 'E' tilted W. Cat.775. New!

325.00

 

B:1008
B:1008
1

AS4

1b

EE

1840 1d Intense Black: A VFU+ single in an INTENSE BLACK shade, with four LARGE-to-VERY LARGE even margins, lightly cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. CONSTANT VARIETY: W 'E' with extended serif; also NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws, NE weak, and letters misplaced right and high respectively, with the W 'E' tilted W. Cat.525. New!

225.00

 

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:943
B:943
1/7

AS4/6

1b

LD

1840 1d Intense Black/1841 1d Red-brown: A VFU/GU+ SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, the black in an INTENSE BLACK shade, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, lightly cancelled with a red Maltese Cross, the SCARCE Red-brown with three good-to-VERY LARGE margins, but close-to-just touching W, lightly cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. CONSTANT VARIETY: SW RECUT and broken at corner; also NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws. Cat.900. 225.00

 

B:942
B:942
2

AS5h

1b

OD

1840 1d Black: A VFU single, with four good-to-LARGE margins, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. RECUT SIDE-LINES, BURR-RUB 'ONE', and NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws. Cat.375. 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:1013
B:1013
1

AS4uf

1b

QE

1840 1d Intense Black: A VFU single in an INTENSE BLACK shade, with four good-to-LARGE margins, cancelled with a large part SCARCE black MANCHESTER 'FISHTAIL' MALTESE CROSS. NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws, and letters misplaced low left and low. Cat.900. New!

325.00

 

C:B:1745
C:1745
1
*

AS4

1b

RD

1840 1d Intense Black: A FU+ single in an INTENSE BLACK shade, with four LARGE-to-VERY LARGE margins, but slight horizontal wrinkle through value, on clean but flimsy (slightly fire-damaged) ENTIRE LETTER Sheffield to Buxton on 25 AUGUST 1840, cancelled and tied with a red Maltese Cross. W RECUT, BASAL SHIFT (slight), and NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws. Cat.750+. New!

250.00

 

B:1009
B:1009
1

AS4e

1b

RI

1840 1d Intense Black: A VFU+ single in an INTENSE BLACK shade, with four LARGE-to-VERY LARGE even margins, cancelled with a slightly messy red Maltese Cross. CONSTANT VARIETY: recut 'I'; also NW 10 o'clock Ray Flaws, slight BASAL SHIFT, and 'I' misplaced low and tilted W. Cat.525+. New!

225.00

 

B:974
B:974
1

AS14f,m

2

GJ

1840 1d Intense Black: A VFU single in the INTENSE BLACK shade, with four good-to-LARGE margins, cancelled with the SCARCER BLACK MALTESE CROSS. NO RAY FLAWS this lettering, die dot, and letters misplaced high left. Cat.650. New!

250.00

 

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:1007
B:1007
1

AS13f

2

JL

1840 1d Intense Black: A VFU+ single in an INTENSE BLACK shade, with four good-to-VERY LARGE margins, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with an indistinct ORANGE-RED Maltese Cross. NO RAY FLAWS this lettering, also CONSTANT VARIETIES: dots outside NE and below SE. 'L' tilted W. Cat.525+. New!

225.00

 

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. 250.00

 

B:946
B:946
2

AS15

2

SK

1840 1d Black: A FU single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, but tiny surface scuff/thin at SE corner, neatly cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. Slight UB shift, NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws, and letters misplaced high. Cat.375. 125.00

 

B:949
B:949
1

AS18(vk?)

2

TJ

1840 1d Intense Black: A FU+ single in an INTENSE BLACK shade, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, but heavily cancelled with two indistinct smudges that may well be RED and BLACK Maltese Crosses - but impossible to be certain. HGL above NE, VGL NE, NE corner frame-line extending N, and NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws. Cat.525+. 185.00

 

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+. 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+. 200.00

 

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: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. 165.00

 

B:972
B:972
1

AS22b

4

DD

1840 1d Intense Black: A VFU single in the INTENSE BLACK shade, with four good-to-mostly LARGE margins, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. W 'D' DOUBLED, CONSTANT VARIETIES: dots S and SE; also SE corner frame-line extending E, and slight UB SHIFT. Cat.525+. New!

185.00

 

B:979
B:979
1

AS22

4

DH

1840 1d Intense Black: A FU+ single in the INTENSE BLACK shade, with four close(NE)-to-mostly good margins, cancelled with two red Maltese Crosses. TWO VGLs NE (both faint), and slight UB shift. Cat.525. New!

150.00

 

B:992
B:992
1

AS22

4

LI

1840 1d Intense Black: A VFU single in the INTENSE BLACK shade, with four clear(NE)-to-LARGE margins, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled right with a red Maltese Cross, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot below PE of 'PENNY'; also SE corner frame-line extending S, and letters tilted W. Cat.550. New!

195.00

 

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. 325.00

 

B:1001
B:1001
2

AS23uf

4

SL

1840 1d Black: A FU+ single, with four clear(SW)-to-VERY LARGE margins, lightly cancelled with a large part (clearly identifiable) SCARCE MANCHESTER 'FISHTAIL' MALTESE CROSS. Letters misplaced high and left respectively. Cat.900. New!

395.00

 

B:978
B:978
1

AS22

4

TE

1840 1d Intense Black: A VFU single in the INTENSE BLACK shade, with four good-to-mostly VERY LARGE margins, cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. HGL VALUE (low), CONSTANT DOT SE, and 'E' misplaced high right. Cat.525+. New!

175.00

 

B:1025
B:1025
1/7

AS24/29

5

AG

1840 1d Intense Black/1841 1d Red-brown: A VFU MATCHED PAIR, the 1d Black in an INTENSE BLACK shade, both with four good-to-LARGE even margins, lightly cancelled respectively with red and black Maltese Crosses. CONSTANT VARIETY: mark NE; also HGL VALUE and SE, and 'G' misplaced left. Cat.730+. New!

235.00

 

B:1031
B:1031
1

AS24

5

CL

1840 1d Intense Black: A FU+ single in an INTENSE BLACK shade, with four good-to-LARGE margins, but cancelled with an untidy smudged red Maltese Cross. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot NW; also SW corner frame-line extending W and SE ext E (both slight), and letters misplaced low left and low. Cat.550+. New!

165.00

 

B:1036
B:1036
1

AS24

5

EE

1840 1d Intense Black: A VFU+ single in an INTENSE BLACK shade, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, lightly cancelled with a neat red Maltese Cross. SE corner frame-line extending E. Cat.550. New!

215.00

 

B:1026
B:1026
1/7

AS24/29

5

EJ

1840 1d Intense Black/1841 1d Red-brown: A SUPERB USED/VFU MATCHED PAIR, the 1d Black in an INTENSE BLACK shade, with four mostly LARGE-to-HUGE margins, the Red with four LARGE even margins, VERY LIGHTLY/rather heavily cancelled respectively with red and black Maltese Crosses. VGL NE, and 'E' misplaced left. Cat.730+. New!

250.00

 

B:1027
B:1027
1/7

AS24/29

5

HF

1840 1d Intense Black/1841 1d Red-brown: A VFU MATCHED PAIR, the 1d Black in an INTENSE BLACK shade, both with four close(NW/SW)-to-VERY LARGE margins, lightly cancelled with black Maltese Crosses. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot below second 'N' of 'PENNY'; also VGL NE, base-line 'O' bulges, and letters misplaced high left and high right. Cat.730+. New!

225.00

 

B:1028
B:1028
1/7

AS24/29

5

II

1840 1d Intense Black/1841 1d Red-brown: A VFU/FU MATCHED PAIR, the 1d Black in an INTENSE BLACK shade, with four good-to-VERY LARGE margins, the Red with four close(W)-to-LARGE margins, lightly cancelled respectively with red and black Maltese Crosses. CONSTANT VARIETY: scratch below 'ONE'; also base-line 'O' bulges, and letters misplaced low and high left, with the E 'I' tilted W. Cat.730+. New!

215.00

 

B:1041
B:1041
1

AS24

5

IK

1840 1d Intense Black: A SUPERB USED single in an INTENSE BLACK shade, with four LARGE-to-VERY LARGE margins, lightly cancelled with a red Maltese Cross, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE within. Faint HGL VALUE & SE, SW corner frame-line extending W, 'I' misplaced left, and both letters tilted W. Cat.550+. New!

250.00

 

B:1029
B:1029
1/7

AS24/29

5

JE

1840 1d Intense Black/1841 1d Red-brown: A VFU MATCHED PAIR, the 1d Black in an INTENSE BLACK shade, both with four close(SW/SE)-to-LARGE margins, lightly cancelled respectively with red and black Maltese Crosses. CONSTANT VARIETY: scratches outside NW; also base-line 'O' bulges, and letters misplaced low left and low right. Cat.730+. New!

225.00

 

B:1030
B:1030
1/7

AS24f/29

5

KD

1840 1d Intense Black/1841 1d Red-brown: A SUPERB USED/VFU MATCHED PAIR, the 1d Black in an INTENSE BLACK shade, on a good example of BLEUTE PAPER, both with four good-to-VERY LARGE margins, lightly cancelled respectively with red and black Maltese Crosses. SW corner frame-line extending S, SE ext E, and 'K' misplaced low. Cat.955+. New!

350.00

 

B:1032
B:1032
1/7

AS24f/29

5

ME

1840 1d Intense Black/1841 1d Red-brown: A VFU+/FU+ MATCHED PAIR, the 1d Black in an INTENSE BLACK shade, on slightly BLEUTE PAPER, both with four good-to-LARGE/VERY LARGE margins, but the 1d Red with narrow marginal thin NW, lightly cancelled respectively with red and black Maltese Crosses. Base-line 'O' bulges, die dot, SE corner frame-line extending E, and the letters misplaced high and left respectively, and tilted W. Cat.955+. New!

295.00

 

B:1033
B:1033
1/7

AS24/29

5

ML

1840 1d Intense Black/1841 1d Red-brown: A SUPERB USED MARGINAL MATCHED PAIR, the 1d Black in an INTENSE BLACK shade, both with four LARGE-to-HUGE margins, lightly cancelled respectively with red and black Maltese Crosses, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE on the 1d Red. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot below SE; also 'L' misplaced low left. Cat.730+. New!

300.00

 

B:1034
B:1034
1/7

AS24/29uc

5

OE

1840 1d Intense Black/1841 1d Red-brown: A FU+/VFU MATCHED PAIR, the 1d Black in an INTENSE BLACK shade, with four close(NE)-to-VERY LARGE margins, the 1d Red with good-to-mostly VERY LARGE margins, cancelled respectively with a red Maltese Cross and a slightly doubled ('stuttered') strike of a GREENOCK MALTESE CROSS - VERY SCARCE on 'Black' plates. Faint VGL SE on 1d Black (not noted Statham), base-line 'O' bulges, 'O' misplaced high, and 'E' tilted W. Cat.1150+. New!

300.00

 

B:1035
B:1035
1/7

AS24/29

5

PE

1840 1d Intense Black/1841 1d Red-brown: A SUPERB USED/VFU MATCHED PAIR, the 1d Black in an INTENSE BLACK shade, with four LARGE-to-VERY LARGE margins, the 1d Red with four close(NW)-to-HUGE margins, lightly cancelled respectively with red and black Maltese Crosses. CONSTANT VARIETY: scratch N margin; also HGL VALUE & SE, and E/NE weak. Cat.730+. New!

300.00

 

B:1037
B:1037
2/7

AS25/29

5

PK

1840 1d Black/1841 1d Red-brown: A VFU/FU MATCHED PAIR, both with four good-to-VERY LARGE margins, but the 1d Red with faint horizontal crease, lightly cancelled respectively with red and black Maltese Crosses. HGL VALUE & SE, SE corner frame-line extending E, die dot, 'P' misplaced low left, and 'K' tilted W. Cat.555+. New!

195.00

 

B:1038
B:1038
1/7

AS24/29

5

QG

1840 1d Intense Black/1841 1d Red-brown: A VFU+ MATCHED PAIR, the 1d Black in an INTENSE BLACK shade, both with four good-to-LARGE even margins, VERY LIGHTLY/lightly cancelled respectively with red and black Maltese Crosses. Base-line 'O' bulges, E/NE weak, and 'G' misplaced left. Cat.730. New!

235.00

 

B:1039
B:1039
1/7

AS24/29

5

SK

1840 1d Intense Black/1841 1d Red-brown: A VFU/GU MATCHED PAIR, the 1d Black in an INTENSE BLACK shade, with four LARGE even margins, the 1d Red with four close(SW)-to-VERY LARGE margins, but small tear centre W, both cancelled with black Maltese Crosses. Base-line 'O' bulges, E/NE weak, and 'K' misplaced low. Cat.730. New!

185.00

 

B:1040
B:1040
1/7

AS24/29

5

TI

1840 1d Intense Black/1841 1d Red-brown: A FU+ MATCHED PAIR, the 1d Black in an INTENSE BLACK shade, both with four close-to-LARGE margins, cancelled respectively with red and black Maltese Crosses. Slight basal shift, E/NE weak, 'T' misplaced high right, and 'I' tilted W. Cat.730. New!

195.00

 

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+. 175.00

 

B:954
B:954
1

AS40

6

BJ

1840 1d Intense Black: A FU+ single in the INTENSE BLACK shade, with four good-to-mostly LARGE margins, but rather firmly cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. CONSTANT VARIETIES: dots in all corners; also E/NE weak, 'O' bulges, and letters misplaced right and high left. Cat.525+. New!

185.00

 

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: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:973
B:973
1

AS40vi

6

JL

1840 1d Intense Black: A VFU single in the INTENSE BLACK shade, with four good-to-VERY LARGE margins, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with several fragments of a RARE clearly BROWN MALTESE CROSS. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot in 'O' of 'ONE'; also SE corner frame-line extending E, and NE weak. Cat.3000+. New!

750.00

 

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. 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+. 165.00

 

B:994
B:994
2

AS41

6

LI

1840 1d Black: A FU+ single, with four close(S)-to-VERY LARGE margins, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. CONSTANT VARIETIES: dots SE, dot over 'E' of 'POSTAGE', and vertical scratch in centre W margin; also slight UB shift, and letters misplaced left. Cat.375+. New!

145.00

 

B:955
B:955
1

AS40

6

NG

1840 1d Intense Black: A FU single in the INTENSE BLACK shade, with four close(SE)-to-LARGE margins, but faint ironed-out vertical crease, cancelled with an ORANGE-RED Maltese Cross. Blurs W, 'O' bulges, and 'N' misplaced left. Cat.525. New!

150.00

 

B:1060
B:1060
1

AS40e

6

PH

1840 1d Intense Black: A VFU single in an INTENSE BLACK shade, with four good-to-VERY LARGE margins, lightly cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. On BLEUTE PAPER, with CONSTANT VARIETIES: dots N and E margins, and HGL VALUE; also die dot. Cat.775+. New!

285.00

 

B:953
B:953
2

AS41

6

PJ

1840 1d Black: A VFU single, with four good-to-VERY LARGE margins, cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. Base-line bulges below 'O' of 'ONE', and letters misplaced right and low left. Cat.375. New!

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.900+. 295.00

 

B:1010
B:1010
2

AS41

6

RK

1840 1d Black: A VFU+ single, with four good-to-mostly VERY LARGE margins, cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. A 'SPOTTY' impression, blurs below 'NNY', and 'K' tilted W. Cat.375+. New!

185.00

 

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. 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: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. 195.00

 

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. 225.00

 

B:996
B:996
1

AS48

8

BD

1840 1d Intense Black: A VFU+ single in the INTENSE BLACK shade (now listed SG on this plate!), with four good-to-VERY LARGE margins, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. 'O' Flaw(2), NE Ray Flaw, die dot, and 'B' tilted W. Cat.650. New!

225.00

 

B:997
B:997
1

AS48

8

DC

1840 1d Intense Black: A SUPERB USED single in the INTENSE BLACK shade (now listed SG on this plate!), with four VERY LARGE-to-HUGE even margins, lightly cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. 'O' Flaw(2), NE Ray Flaw, VGL NE, NE corner frame-line extending N, SW ext W, and letters misplaced to centre. Cat.650+. New!

285.00

 

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+. 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+. 165.00

 

B:1003
B:1003
1

AS48ud

8

MD

1840 1d Intense Black: A FU single in the INTENSE BLACK shade (now listed SG on this plate), with four close(SE)-to-VERY LARGE margins, cancelled with a large part strike of the SCARCE LEEDS 'SPECIAL' MALTESE CROSS. CONSTANT VARIETY: mark in 'O' of 'ONE'; also 'O' Flaw(2), NE Ray Flaw, and 'M' tilted W. Cat.2250+. New!

500.00

 

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+. 200.00

 

B:995
B:995
1

AS48

8

QK

1840 1d Intense Black: A VFU single in the INTENSE BLACK shade (now listed SG on this plate!), with four good-to-VERY LARGE margins, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. 'O' Flaw(1), NE Ray Flaw, and VGL NE. Cat.650+. New!

225.00

 

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:1002
B:1002

PTS CERT
1

AS56b

9

FC

1840 1d Intense Black: A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, in a NEWLY LISTED SCARCER INTENSE BLACK shade, with four good-to-LARGE margins, cancelled with what at first sight appears to be a DEEP BROWNISH-MAROON Maltese Cross, but is in fact an oxidised red cross (see attached PTS CERTIFICATE). BASAL SHIFT, VGLs NE/SE, 'O' Flaw(2), NE Ray Flaw, SE corner frame-line extending S, and letters misplaced left. Cat.750+. New!

325.00

 

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. Cat.1200+. 450.00

 

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:956
B:956
1/7

AS56/59

9

IH

1840 1d Intense Black/1841 1d Red-brown: A VFU/VFU+ SCARCE MATCHED PAIR from this SCARCER plate, the black in a newly listed INTENSE BLACK shade, both with four good-to-LARGE margins, lightly cancelled respectively with red and black Maltese Crosses. 'O' Flaw(2), NE Ray Flaw, and letters misplaced low left and high left. Cat.930+. New!

325.00

 

B:1006
B:1006
1/7

AS56c/59d

9

LB

1840 1d Intense Black/1841 1d Red-brown: A VFU+ single from this SCARCER plate, in an INTENSE BLACK shade, with four LARGE-to-VERY LARGE even margins, matched with a good used three-margin Red-brown, trimmed across the base. The black is VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a red Maltese Cross, and the red with a neat black cross. DOUBLE LETTER 'B', 'O' Flaw(2), and NE Ray Flaw. Cat.960+. New!

325.00

 

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 newly on this plate, 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:935
B:935
2/7

AS56/57

9

MJ

1840 1d Black/1841 1d Red-brown: A FU/VFU+ MATCHED PAIR from this SCARCER plate, with four good-to-LARGE margins on the black (NE corner slightly rounded), and good-to-VERY LARGE margins on the red, cancelled respectively with brownish-red and black Maltese Crosses. VGL NE, HGL SW (faint), 'O' Flaw(2), NE Ray Flaw, and 'M' misplaced low left. Cat.815+. 235.00

 

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 a newly listed SCARCER INTENSE BLACK, 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+. 285.00

 

B:957
B:957
2

AS56

9

RG

1840 1d Black: A GU+ single from this SCARCER plate, with four good-to-VERY LARGE margins, but tiny marginal nick lower W and faint horizontal crease, cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. HGL VALUE, 'O' Flaw(2), NE Ray Flaw, and letters misplaced left. Cat.625+. New!

125.00

 

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: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:982
B:982
3/7

AS67/68uf

10

NL

1840 1d Grey-Black/1841 1d Red-brown: A VFU/GU VERY SCARCE MATCHED PAIR from this SCARCE plate in black, the black in the SCARCER GREY-BLACK shade, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, the red with three good-to-HUGE margins but trimmed across N to NE, cancelled respectively with a black Maltese Cross and a SCARCE MANCHESTER 'FISHTAIL' MALTESE CROSS. 'O' Flaw (2), NE Ray Flaw, SE corner frame-line extending S (slight), and 'N' misplaced left. Cat.1700+. New!

350.00

 

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+. 3750.00

 

B:998
B:998
2

AS73

11

FK

1840 1d Black: A VFU+ single from this RAREST of the black plates, in the SCARCER BLACK shade, with four good-to-mostly VERY LARGE margins, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. NE break and 7 o'clock Ray Flaw, and 'K' misplaced high. Cat.5000. New!

1950.00

 

1d RED-BROWN PRINTED FROM 'BLACK' PLATES
RM:4272
RM:4272
7

AS7ud

1b

AG

1841 1d Red-brown A GU+ single from this VERY SCARCE plate, with four close margins, but faint vertical crease, cancelled with a neat large part strike of the SCARCE LEEDS 'SPECIAL' MALTESE CROSS. CONSTANT VARIETY: 'A' with extended serif; also NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws, NE weak, and letters misplaced right and high left. Cat.750+. New!

85.00

RM:4244
RM:4244
7

AS7

1b

BA

1841 1d Red-brown A FU single from this VERY SCARCE plate, with mostly good-to-HUGE margins, but just touched below 'ONE', VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws. Cat.375. New!

75.00

RM:4324
RM:4324
7

AS8

1c

LB

1841 1d Red-brown A FU+ single from this VERY SCARCE plate, with four close-but-clear(SW)-to-VAST margins, cancelled with two part black Maltese Crosses, leaving greatly CLEAR HEAD between. In the VERY SCARCE STATE 3 (Plate 1c), showing faint check-letters; also NW 5 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws, and 'L' tilted W. Cat.650. New!

150.00

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:4237
RM:4237
7

AS17

2

KA

1841 1d Red-brown A VFU single from this VERY SCARCE plate, with four LARGE-to-HUGE margins, but faint corner creases SE and NW, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. IVORY HEAD. CONSTANT VARIETY: dots by top right serif of 'K'; also NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws. Cat.325. New!

85.00

RM:4273
RM:4273
7

AS17j

2

MD

1841 1d Red-brown A GU+ single from this VERY SCARCE plate, with four close margins, but corner thin SW, cancelled with two black Maltese Crosses. HGL ABOVE NW, NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws, and 'M' tilted W. Cat.400. New!

50.00

RM:4275
RM:4275
7

AS17j

2

ME

1841 1d Red-brown A GU single from this VERY SCARCE plate, with 3.5 good-to-large margins, but touched NE and with horizontal crease, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. HGL ABOVE NW, NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws, 'M' weak, and both letters tilted W. Cat.400. New!

40.00

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. 115.00
RM:4245
RM:4245
7

AS17j

2

RB

1841 1d Red-brown A FU single from this VERY SCARCE plate, with four close(SE - possibly just touched?)-to-mostly LARGE margins, cancelled with a neat black Maltese Cross. HGL NW, VGL NE, NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws, and 'B' misplaced high. Cat.400. New!

75.00

RM:4295
RM:4295
7

AS29uf

5

DF

1841 1d Red-brown A FU single from this SCARCER plate, with four close(NW & NE)-to-mostly good margins, cancelled with a neat almost COMPLETE strike of the MANCHESTER 'FISHTAIL' MALTESE CROSS. Fine REVERSE IVORY HEAD. SE corner frame-line extending E, and 'D' misplaced high right. Cat.700. New!

125.00

RM:4297
RM:4297
7

AS29

5

DI

1841 1d Red-brown A FU single from this SCARCER plate, with four close(E)-to-LARGE margins, cancelled with two strikes of a black Maltese Cross. Letters misplaced right and low left, with the 'I' tilted W. NOTE: the constant mark in E margin (Statham) not visible because of close margin. Cat.180. New!

35.00

RM:3923
RM:3923
7

AS47,A2ua

8

CG

1841 1d Red-brown A FU+ single, with four close(S)-to-VERY LARGE margins, cancelled with a SCARCE LEEDS 'SPECIAL' MALTESE CROSS. 'O' Flaw(2), NE Ray Flaw, and letters misplaced low and left respectively. Cat.900. 185.00
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:4050
RM:4050
7

AS57c

9

CK

1841 1d Red-brown A FU single, with four good-to-LARGE margins, but just touched centre W, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. DOUBLE LETTER 'C', 'O' Flaw(2), and NE Ray Flaw. Cat.250. New!

50.00

RM:3975
RM:3975
7

AS57

9

FK

1841 1d Red-brown A VFU single, with four good-to-LARGE margins, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. Slight BASAL SHIFT, VGL NE, 'O' Flaw(2), and NE Ray Flaw. Cat.190+. 50.00
RM:3980
RM:3980
7

AS57c

9

HB

1841 1d Red-brown A VFU+ single, with four LARGE even margins, lightly cancelled with a neat black Maltese Cross. DOUBLE LETTER 'H', HGL SW, 'O' Flaw(2), and NE Ray Flaw. Cat.250. 75.00
RM:4057
RM:4057
7

AS57ub

9

HC

1841 1d Red-brown A FU+ single, with four close(SW)-to-LARGE margins, lightly cancelled with TWO strikes of the SCARCE MANCHESTER 'FISHTAIL' MALTESE CROSS. HGL VALUE & SW (low), 'O' Flaw(2), NE Ray Flaw, and 'C' misplaced left. Cat.900+. New!

210.00

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:3937
RM:3937
7

AS57

9

IB

1841 1d Red-brown A FU single, with four good-to-LARGE margins, but tiny marginal thin centre W, cancelled with a neat black Maltese Cross. 'O' Flaw(2), NE Ray Flaw, HGL VALUE and SE, and VGL NE(f). Cat.190. 25.00
RM:4060
RM:4060
7

AS57ua

9

IB

1841 1d Red-brown A GU+ single, with three LARGE margins, but close-to-touching S, cancelled with a SPECTACULAR DEBRIS-CLOGGED strike of the SCARCE LEEDS 'SPECIAL' MALTESE CROSS. HGL VALUE (low and faint), 'O' Flaw(2), and NE Ray Flaw. Cat.900+. New!

125.00

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:4052
RM:4052
7

AS57wh

9

IH

1841 1d Red-brown A GU single, with 3.5 LARGE margins, but trimmed at SE corner, neatly cancelled with a SCARCE NO.8 IN MALTESE CROSS (used during the emergency period in 1843 when Plate 9 was returned to press). 'O' Flaw(2), NE Ray Flaw, and 'H' misplaced left. Cat.700. New!

65.00

RM:3938
RM:3938
7

AS57c,A2uc

9

JL

1841 1d Red-brown A FU+ single, with four good-to-LARGE margins, but corner crease SE, cancelled with a SCARCE PLYMOUTH MALTESE CROSS (NOTE: similar to, but larger than the Norwich MX - see 'Encyclopaedia of the Maltese Cross' Volume 2, by Rockoff & Jackson). DOUBLE LETTER 'L', 'O' Flaw(2), NE Ray Flaw, and GD SE(f). Cat.1000. 225.00
RM:4051
RM:4051
7

AS57,B1wb

9

MJ

1841 1d Red-brown A GU+ single, with four good-to-LARGE margins, but central pinhole, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross, and a neat strike of the VERY SCARCE HANDSWORTH 'PyP No.15' PENNY POST handstamp in BLUE. 'O' Flaw(2), NE Ray Flaw, and 'M' misplaced low. Cat.700+. New!

95.00

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+. 150.00
RM:3976
RM:3976
7

AS57,A2ui

9

NF

1841 1d Red-brown A VFU+ single, with four good-to-VERY LARGE margins, cancelled with a SCARCE DUBLIN II MALTESE CROSS. (NOTE: this distinctive cross was not in use until 1843 - see 'Encyclopaedia of the Maltese Cross' Volume 1, p.92, by Rockoff & Jackson - so constitutes a SCARCE use during the late period of Plate 9 when it was returned to press, and occasionally also used with the London numbers in MX - see 'HG' above). 'O' Flaw(2), NE Ray Flaw, and 'N' misplaced high right. Cat.400. 120.00
RM:4056
RM:4056
7

AS57c

9

OB

1841 1d Red-brown A FU single in a DEEP RED-BROWN shade, with four close-to-good even margins, lightly cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. DOUBLE LETTER 'B', 'O' Flaw(2), NE Ray Flaw, and 'O' misplaced low. Cat.250. New!

50.00

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:3977
RM:3977
7

AS57

9

RH

1841 1d Red-brown A VFU single, with four good-to-LARGE margins, cancelled with a neat black Maltese Cross. 'O' Flaw(2), NE Ray Flaw, and 'R' misplaced low left. Cat.190. 45.00
RM:4054
RM:4054
7

AS57

9

SA

1841 1d Red-brown A GU+ single, with four close-to-LARGE margins, but two tiny thins, cancelled with a heavy-lined black Maltese Cross (possibly LEAMINGTON). 'O' Flaw(2), and NE Ray Flaw. Cat.190. New!

25.00

RM:3939
RM:3939
7

AS57

9

SE

1841 1d Red-brown A VFU+ single, with four LARGE-to-VERY LARGE margins, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. 'O' Flaw(2), NE Ray Flaw, HGL VALUE & SW(f), SE corner frame-line extending E, and 'S' misplaced high and tilted W. Cat.190+. 60.00
RM:4246
RM:4246
7

AS71

10

BA

1841 1d Red-brown A VFU single, with four clear(NE)-to-LARGE margins, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. In the SCARCE STATE 2 of the PROVISIONAL REPAIR, with no 'O' Flaw, marked NE Ray Flaw, and the 'B' thinned. Cat.400. New!

100.00

RM:4276
RM:4276
7

AS68vc

10

EB

1841 1d Red-brown A VFU single, with four good-to-VERY LARGE margins, cancelled with a FINE COMPLETE strike of a RARE BLUE MALTESE CROSS. 'O' Flaw(2), NE Ray Flaw, VGL NE, E/NE weak, and 'E' misplaced low. Cat.1500. New!

375.00

RM:3902
RM:3902
7

AS69

10

KI

1841 1d Red-brown A FU single, with four good-to-mostly LARGE margins, but with horizontal crease along base-line, cancelled with a neat black Maltese Cross. HGL VALUE, VGL NE, 'O' Flaw(2), and NE Ray Flaw. Cat.190+. 35.00
C:B:1636
C:1636
7
*

AS69

10

LC

1841 1d Red-brown: A VFU+ single, with four good-to-VERY LARGE margins, on ENTIRE LETTER of 25 NOVEMBER 1841, from Wolverhampton to Coventry, lightly cancelled and tied with a black Maltese Cross. 'O' Flaw (Stage 2), NE Ray Flaw, E/NE weak, and letters misplaced low and high left. Cat.325. New!

95.00

 

RM:4278
RM:4278
7

AS74uf

11

AE

1841 1d Red-brown A VFU+ single, with four good-to-VERY LARGE margins, cancelled with a SUPERB COMPLETE strike of the SCARCE MANCHESTER 'FISHTAIL' MALTESE CROSS. In State 1 before the late repair, with NE weak and 7 o'clock Ray Flaw, and 'A' with extended serif. Cat.700. New!

225.00

RM:4063
RM:4063
7

AS74uf

11

AL

1841 1d Red-brown A VFU single, with four good-to-LARGE margins, cancelled with a FINE three-quarter strike of the SCARCE MANCHESTER 'FISHTAIL' MALTESE CROSS. NE weak and 7 o'clock Ray Flaw, and 'A' misplaced high right. Cat.700. New!

175.00

RM:4062
RM:4062
7

AS74ub

11

BL

1841 1d Red-brown A VFU+ single, with four good-to-mostly HUGE margins, cancelled with a FINE COMPLETE strike of the SCARCE MANCHESTER 'FISHTAIL' MALTESE CROSS. NE break and 7 o'clock Ray Flaw, BURR-RUB N and VGL NE. Cat.700+. New!

255.00

RM:3943
RM:3943
7

AS74

11

MA

1841 1d Red-brown A VFU single, with four good-to-VERY LARGE margins, lightly cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. NE break and 7 o'clock Ray Flaw, SW corner weak, and 'M' tilted W. Cat.130. 32.50
RM:4327
RM:4327
7
*

AS74ud

11

PD

1841 1d Red-brown A VFU single, with four good-to-LARGE margins, on neat large DATED LEEDS LOCAL PIECE (part cover front) of 31 AUGUST 1841, cancelled and tied with a smudged but identifiable COMPLETE strike of the SCARCE LEEDS 'SPECIAL' MALTESE CROSS. CONSTANT VARIETY: mark below SW; also BASAL SHIFT, and letters misplaced low left and right respectively, the 'D' with weak curved section. Cat.750+. New!

200.00

RM:4279
RM:4279
7

AS74

11

PF

1841 1d Red-brown A VFU single, with four LARGE even margins, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. NE 7 o'clock Ray Flaw, blurs lower W, and letters misplaced low and high. Cat.130. New!

32.50

C:B:1755
C:RM:4327
7
*

AS74

11

PJ

1841 1d Red-brown A VFU+ single, with four LARGE-to-VAST margins, on neat IRISH ENTIRE LETTER of 5 JULY 1841, from LARNE to MOIRA via Belfast, cancelled and tied with a neat black Maltese Cross (slightly DOUBLE-LINED as a result of light incomplete inking). CONSTANT VARIETY: mark below SW; also BASAL SHIFT, E of NE weak, square-footed 'J', and letters misplaced low left and high respectively. Cat.350+. New!

125.00

RM:4065
RM:4065
7

AS74

11

QC

1841 1d Red-brown A VFU single, with four good-to-LARGE margins, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. NE 7 o'clock Ray Flaw, and SE corner frame-lines extending E and S (both slight and faint). Cat.130. New!

32.50

C:B:1756
C:RM:1756
7
*

AS74

11

QH

1841 1d Red-brown A VFU single, with four clear(NE)-to-VERY LARGE margins, on long ENTIRE LETTER of 11 SEPTEMBER 1841, from NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE to THIRSK, cancelled and tied with a neat black Maltese Cross (the semi-distinctive NEWCASTLE MALTESE CROSS - see Rockoff & Jackson Vol 2, p.208). NE 7 o'clock Ray Flaw, E of NE weak, and 'H' misplaced high. Cat.350. New!

85.00

RM:3944
RM:3944
7

AS74

11

RB

1841 1d Red-brown A VFU single in a PALEISH shade (WORN plate), with four good-to-VERY LARGE margins, lightly cancelled with a neat black Maltese Cross. NE break, and SE corner frame-line extending S. Cat.130. 32.50
RM:4321
RM:4321
7

AS74

11

TJ

1841 1d Red-brown A FU single, with four good even margins, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot below SE; also BASAL SHIFT, square-footed 'J', and letters misplaced high and low. Cat.130+. New!

30.00

RM:4322
RM:4322
7

AS74,B1tv

11

TL

1841 1d Red-brown A VFU+ single, with four good-to-HUGE margins, cancelled with a VERY FINE COMPLETE strike of the LONDON II 'BROKEN POINTS' MALTESE CROSS (UNLISTED SG on 'Black' plates - despite it being recorded in use on cover from 1840 to 1842 (Rockoff & Jackson Vol I p.164)). BASAL SHIFT, and letters misplaced right and low left. Cat.130+. New!

50.00

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