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Item No. SG/Spec Plate/Letters Description Price Key
C:B:1428
C:1428
2
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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

 

C:B:1745
C:1745
1
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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

 

C:B:1430
C:1430
2
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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

 

C:B:1437
C:1437

MIKE JACKSON CERT
2
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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:861
B:861
1
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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

 

C:B:1250
C:1250
1
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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.775++. 325.00

 

C:B:1522
C:1522
2
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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.775. 285.00

 

C:B:1474
C:1474
2
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AS44b

7

FA

1840 1d Black: A FU+ single, with four clear(N)-to-mostly LARGE margins, on ENVELOPE & CONTENTS London to Durham on 7 OCTOBER 1840, lightly cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. DOUBLE LETTER 'F', 'O' Flaw (Stage 2), and NE Ray Flaw. Cat.800+. 200.00

 

C:B:1259
C:1259
2
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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 on '1d Black Stamps' page.) Cat.1200+. 450.00

 

C:B:1434
C:1434
2
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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

 

C:B:1260
C:1260
1
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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
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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

 

C:B:1435
C:1435
2
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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

 

C:B:1436
C:1436
1
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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
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AS72b/AS74b

11

BL

1840 1d Greyish-black/1841 1d Red-brown: A FU single from this RAREST PLATE, 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+. 3750.00

 

1d Reds Printed from 'Black' Plates
C:B:1319
C:1319
7
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AS57

9

DB

1841 1d Red-brown: A VFU+ single, with four good-to-mostly VERY LARGE margins, on ENTIRE LETTER of 2 AUGUST 1841, from Riddinghill to Glasgow, cancelled and tied with a black Maltese Cross. 'O' Flaw (Stage 2), NE Ray Flaw, faint VGLs NE and SE, and SE corner frame-line extending S. Cat.325. 85.00

 

C:B:1636
C:1636
7
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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:4327
RM:4327
7
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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

C:B:1755
C:RM:4327
7
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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

C:B:1756
C:RM:1756
7
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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

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