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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: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: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:842
B:842
2

AS20

3

MG

1840 1d Black: A SUPERB USED single from this slightly SCARCER plate, with four LARGE even margins, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a neat red Maltese Cross. Baseline thick (slight BASAL SHIFT), E of NE weak, DISTINCTIVE BLURRED 'M', and 'G' misplaced high left. Cat.475+. 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:840
B:840
2

AS23,A1h

4

BK

1840 1d Black: A SUPERB USED single, with four LARGE-to-VERY LARGE even margins, neatly cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. VGL NE. Cat.400+. 185.00

 

B:913
B:913
1

AS222

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:851
B:851
2

AS23,A1h

4

EL

1840 1d Black: A VFU single, with four good-to-VERY LARGE margins, cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. VGL NE, guide dot outside SE, and SW corner frame-lines extending S and W. Cat.375. 135.00

 

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

 

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: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: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.13,000. 2,500.00

 

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.350+. 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: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:926
B:926
2

AS44

7

IA

1840 1d Black: A VFU single, with four good-to-LARGE margins, cancelled with a CRIMSON Maltese Cross. Die dot; 'O' Flaw obscured by slight over-inking. Cat.400. New!

165.00

 

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: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:927
B:927
2

AS46

8

IA

1840 1d Black: A FU MARGINAL single, with four good-to-HUGE margins, but just touched centre E, cancelled with a bright red Maltese Cross. VGL NE, 'O' Flaw(2), NE Ray Flaw, die dot, and SE corner frame-line extending E. Cat.525+. New!

120.00

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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: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.16175+. New!

3750.00

 

B:910
B:910
3

AS72

11

OI

1840 1d Greyish-Black: A collectable single from this RARE plate, in the GREYISH-BLACK shade typical of the plate, with three-and-a-half close-to-good margins, but into at lower right, creased and thinned, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot in 'O' of 'POSTAGE'; also VGL NE, NE 7 o'clock Ray Flaw, 'O' misplaced low right, and 'I' tilted W. Cat.4600. New!

350.00

 

1d RED-BROWN PRINTED FROM 'BLACK' PLATES
C:B:1257
C:1257
7
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AS18

2

AC

1841 1d Red-brown: A SUPERB USED TOP MARGINAL single from this VERY SCARCE plate, with four LARGE-to-HUGE margins, on neat empty WRAPPER of 27 APRIL 1841, from Salisbury to Newbury, cancelled and tied with a black Maltese Cross. Nothing but smudges on obverse. NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws, and 'C' misplaced low left. Cat.475+. 195.00

 

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: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:2932
RM:2932
7

AS57c

9

HB-HD

1841 1d Red-brown A F-VFU VERY RARE HORIZONTAL STRIP OF THREE, with good-to-mostly LARGE margins all round, but almost imperceptible (?ironed-out?) trace of a vertical crease through the right network of 'HB', cancelled with black Maltese Crosses. 'HB': DOUBLE LETTER 'H'; 'HC': HORIZONTAL GUIDE-LINE THROUGH VALUE & SW (faint), and 'O' Flaw (Stage 2) and NE Ray Flaws on all units. 'Black' Plate multiples such as this are exceedingly scarce... Cat.750++. 385.00
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: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 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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