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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:877
B:877
2

AS2

1a

JL

1840 1d Black: A SUPERB USED single in a BLACK shade (slightly worn), with four LARGE even margins, lightly cancelled with an ORANGE-RED Maltese Cross. NW 5 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws, and 'L' misplaced high left. Cat.400+. New!

225.00

 

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:866
B:866
2

AS5

1b

CC

1840 1d Black: A VFU single, with four good-to-VERY LARGE margins, lightly cancelled with a BROWNISH-RED Maltese Cross. NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws, HGL SW and VGL SE. Cat.375. New!

150.00

 

C:B:1262
C:1262
1
*

AS4k

1b

DH

1840 1d Intense Black: A VFU single in the INTENSE BLACK shade, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, on London local ENTIRE LETTER of 17 DECEMBER 1840, cancelled and tied with the SCARCE EXPERIMENTAL BLACK MALTESE CROSS. Dated despatch stamp on obverse. CONSTANT VARIETY: mark on 'D', and 'H' misplaced low left (NW Ray Flaws not visible). Cat.700++. 350.00

 

B:855
B:855
1

AS4

1b

EA

1840 1d Intense Black: A VFU single in the INTENSE BLACK shade, with four good-to-VERY LARGE margins (tiny marginal cut NE does not affect design), cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws, and marginal scratches E and W. Cat.525. New!

175.00

 

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:789
B:789
1/7

AS4b/AS6b

1b

GC

1840 1d Intense Black/1841 1d Red-brown: A VFU/FU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, the 1d Black in the SCARCER INTENSE BLACK shade, with four good-to-mostly LARGE margins, the 1d Red with three-and-a-half good-to-mostly HUGE margins, but just shaved at SE corner, cancelled respectively with red and black Maltese Crosses. NON-COINCIDENT RE-ENTRY (principally visible in the doubling of frame-lines on the left side, but also showing marked compression of the value and side lattice-work). Also NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws. Cat.1025+. 285.00

 

B:856
B:856
2

AS5h

1b

GH

1840 1d Black: A VFU single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, cancelled with an oily BROWNISH-ORANGE Maltese Cross. W RECUT, 'H' WEAK, NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws, and letters misplaced left and low respectively. Cat.375+. New!

150.00

 

B:899
B:899
2

AS5h

1b

KE

1840 1d Black: A VFU single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, but with slight toning at NE corner, lightly cancelled with a pale reddish-orange Maltese Cross. E RECUT, NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws, and 'E' misplaced right. Cat.375+. 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. New!

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

 

B:847
B:847
2

AS15

2

AF

1840 1d Black: A VFU single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws, and 'A' misplaced low left. Cat.350. 135.00

 

B:881
B:881
2

AS15

2

DI

1840 1d Black: A VFU single, with four good-to-LARGE margins, cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. HORIZONTAL GUIDE-LINE below base-line, NW 7 o'clock Ray Flaw, 'D' misplaced high, and 'I' tilted W. Cat.400. New!

165.00

 

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+. New!

425.00

 

B:880
B:880

AS14f

2

JI

1840 1d Intense Black: A VFU+ single in the INTENSE BLACK shade, with four good-to-LARGE margins, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. NO RAY FLAWS this lettering. Cat.525+. New!

185.00

 

B:879
B:879
2/7

AS15k/AS18k

2

LE

1840 1d Black/1841 1d Red-brown: A VFU+ SCARCE MATCHED PAIR, both with good-to-LARGE even margins, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled respectively with red and black Maltese Crosses. CONSTANT VARIETY: blur in 2nd 'N' of 'PENNY'. Also NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws. Cat.875+. New!

300.00

 

B:865
B:865
2

AS15n

2

OH

1840 1d Black: A VFU single, with four good-to-LARGE margins, neatly cancelled with an ORANGE-RED Maltese Cross. A good example of the SCARCE BLEUTE PAPER. NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws, NW weak, and 'H' misplaced right and tilted W. Cat.775. New!

250.00

 

B:885
B:885
3

AS21

3

CH

1840 1d Grey-Black: A VFU+ single from this SCARCER plate, in the SCARCER GREY-BLACK shade, with four LARGE-to-HUGE margins, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. Slight BASAL SHIFT, and 'H' tilted W. Cat.500+. New!

195.00

 

C:B:1475
C:1475
2
*

AS20

3

ED

1840 1d Black: A FU+ single from this SCARCER plate, with four clear(N)-to-VERY LARGE margins, on a large Edinburgh local DATED PIECE (a cut down front and back flap) of 7 JULY 1840, cancelled and tied with two bright red Maltese Crosses. Die dot, and letters misplaced right. Cat.475+. New!

185.00

 

B:862
B:862
2

AS20

3

EI

1840 1d Black: A VFU single from this slightly SCARCER plate, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, lightly cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. DISTINCTIVE LARGE 'E', and letters misplaced high right and left, and tilted W. Cat.475+. New!

165.00

 

B:882
B:882

RICHTER CERT
2

AS20

3

MA

1840 1d Black: A VFU single from this SCARCER plate, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. CONSTANT VARIETY: mark in 'P' of 'POSTAGE' (present on Imprimatur photo, and noted by Richter (see Certificate), but not noted by any other authority). 'M' tilted W. HeinzGeorg Richter certificate. Cat.500+. New!

185.00

 

B:900
B:900
1

AS19A

3

NG

1840 1d Intense Black: A FU single from this SCARCER plate, in an INTENSE BLACK shade MOST UNUSUAL for this plate, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, but diagonal crease SE, VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. 'N' tilted slightly E. Cat.550. New!

150.00

 

B:884
B:884
2

AS20

3

NK

1840 1d Black: A VFU+ single from this SCARCER plate, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, lightly cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. 'N' tilted E, and 'K' tilted W. Cat.500. New!

195.00

 

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:863
B:863
2

AS23

4

AL

1840 1d Black: A VFU single, with four good-to-VERY LARGE margins, cancelled with a smudged black Maltese Cross. CONSTANT VARIETY: mark on base-line below SW. Also die dot, and 'L' misplaced high and tilted W. Cat.375+. New!

150.00

 

B:864
B:864
2

AS23

4

AL

1840 1d Black: A VFU+ single, with four LARGE-to-HUGE margins, cancelled with an indistinct black Maltese Cross. CONSTANT VARIETY: mark on base-line below SW. Also die dot, and 'L' misplaced high and tilted W. Cat.375+. New!

165.00

 

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: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+. New!

165.00

 

B:794
B:794
2

AS23

4

HF

1840 1d Black: A VFU+ single, with four LARGE-to-mostly HUGE margins, cancelled with a slightly smudgy red Maltese Cross. CONSTANT VARIETIES: dots SW, and below 'NN' of 'PENNY'; also SE corner frame-line extending E, and 'H' misplaced low right and tilted W. Cat.350+. 165.00

 

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. New!

1750.00

 

B:888
B:888
1

AS40

6

CB

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

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+. New!

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.13,000. 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: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 good-to-LARGE even margins, neatly cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. 'O' bulge, and letters misplaced left and right. 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.1400+. 325.00

 

B:889
B:889
1

AS40a

6

QK

1840 1d Intense Black: A VFU single in the INTENSE BLACK shade, with four close-but-clear(N)-to-mostly LARGE margins, cancelled low with a red Maltese Cross, leaving COMPLETE CLEAR PROFILE. MAJOR RE-ENTRY. Cat.525+. 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

 

B:890
B:890
2

AS44

7

AC

1840 1d Black: A VFU+ single, with four good-to-mostly VERY LARGE margins, cancelled with a PINK MALTESE CROSS. 'O' Flaw (2), and die dot. Cat.400+. New!

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

 

C:B:1474
C:1474
2
*

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+. New!

200.00

 

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.400. 165.00

 

B:901
B:901
2

AS44

7

NE

1840 1d Black: A SUPERB USED single, with four HUGE margins, cancelled with a smudged 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, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. SE corner frame-line extending E, and letters misplaced left. Cat.400. New!

150.00

 

B:892
B:892
2

AS46

8

DK

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

150.00

 

B:869
B:869
1

AS46

8

GC

1840 1d Intense Black: A FU+ single in an UNLISTED INTENSE BLACK shade, with four good-to-LARGE margins, lightly cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. 'O' Flaw (Stage 2), and 'G' misplaced left. Cat.500+. New!

165.00

 

B:769
B:769
2

AS46,A1ub

8

SF

1840 1d Black: A VFU single, 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+. (NOTE: the matching 1d Red-brown in State 2 at RM:3558 below.) 395.00

 

B:852
B:852
2

AS46e

8

SG

1840 1d Black: A VFU single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, lightly cancelled with a red Maltese Cross. On VERY THIN PAPER (with design showing through on the back). CONSTANT VARIETY: scratch below SW, and 'O' Flaw (Stage 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 UNLISTED INTENSE BLACK shade, with four close(SE)-to-good even margins (tiny marginal nick N), VERY LIGHTLY cancelled with a red Maltese Cross (SCARCER on this plate). BASAL SHIFT, 'O' Flaw (Stage 2), and NE Ray Flaw. Cat.600+. New!

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 close-but-clear(NW)-to-LARGE mostly even margins, cancelled with a red Maltese Cross (SCARCER on this plate). BASAL SHIFT, VGLs NE & SE, HGL SW, and 'O' Flaw (Stage 2). Cat.600. New!

195.00

 

B:895
B:895
2/7

AS56/65

9

GE

1840 1d Black/1841 1d Red-brown: A VFU SCARCE MATCHED PAIR from this SCARCER black plate, both with four good-to-LARGE even margins, cancelled with black Maltese Crosses. The 1d Black shows the 'O' Flaw (Stage 2), NE Ray Flaw, VGL NE, and letters misplaced low left. The 1d Red however is in the SCARCE STATE II of the third repair, showing no 'O' Flaw, TRL W, and slightly thinned letter 'G'. Cat.925+. New!

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. New!

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:894
B:894
2

AS56

9

NH

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

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: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. New!

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.950. 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.950. 325.00

 

B:897
B:897
3

AS67

10

RC

1840 1d Grey-Black: A VFU+ single from this VERY SCARCE plate, in a GREY-BLACK shade, with four VERY LARGE even 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. New!

365.00

 

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+. New!

365.00

 

B:898
B:898
3

AS72

11

AC

1840 1d Greyish-Black: A FU+ single from this RAREST of the black plates, in a typical GREYISH-BLACK shade, with four close-but-clear(NW)-to-good even margins, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. NE 7 o'clock Ray Flaw, and letters misplaced low. Cat.4600. New!

1250.00

 

1d RED-BROWN PRINTED FROM 'BLACK' PLATES
RM:3605
RM:3605

MIKE JACKSON CERTIFICATE
7

AS9ua

1c

SA

1841 1d Red-brown A VFU single from this RARE THIRD STATE of the plate, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, cancelled with a SUPERB almost COMPLETE strike of the RARE LEEDS SPECIAL MALTESE CROSS. NE/NW stars and both letters weak or thinned, and base of SE doubled. Also NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws. A VERY RARE COMBINATION, accompanied by a MIKE JACKSON CERTIFICATE... Cat 900++. New!

350.00

RM:3564
RM:3564
7

AS6

1b

SG

1841 1d Red-brown A VFU single from this VERY SCARCE plate, with four good-to-LARGE margins, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. NW 7 and 10 o'clock Ray Flaws. Cat 375. New!

95.00

C:B:1257
C:1257
7
*

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:3391
RM:3391
7

AS18

2

FA-FB

1841 1d Red-brown A VFU+ RARE HORIZONTAL PAIR from this VERY SCARCE plate, with good-to-mostly VERY LARGE margins all round, cancelled with two overlapping LONDON II 'BROKEN POINTS' Maltese Crosses, UNLISTED SG on the 'Black' plate reds. 7 o'clock Ray Flaw. Cat 800+. 250.00
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. New!

95.00

RM:3704
RM:3704
7

AS47

8

KA

1841 1d Red-brown A VFU single, with four good-to-mostly VERY LARGE margins, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. 'O' Flaw (Stage 2), NE Ray Flaw, and die dot. Cat.190. New!

45.00

C:B:1353
C:1353
7
*

AS55

8

SE

1841 1d Red-brown: A FU single, with four close(but well clear lower W)-to-mostly VERY LARGE margins, on ENTIRE LETTER of 21 DECEMBER 1841, from Mayfield (Kent) to 'Battel' (Battle), near Hastings, cancelled and tied with a black Maltese Cross. Faint but decipherable VERY SCARCE 'MAYFIELD PENNY POST' alongside adhesive. In the SCARCE STATE 3 after the late repair, with no 'O' Flaw, a TRL E, and the 'E' thinned. Cat.350++ (300 for State 3 off cover). 120.00

 

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.6250+. 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. New!

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:3705
RM:3705
7

AS57c,A2ua

9

JL

1841 1d Red-brown A VFU+ single, with four LARGE-to-VERY LARGE even margins, cancelled with a FINE strike of the VERY SCARCE LEEDS 'SPECIAL' MALTESE CROSS. DOUBLE LETTER 'L', 'O' Flaw (Stage 2), NE Ray Flaw, GD SE, and die dot. Cat.900+. New!

280.00

RM:3336
RM:3336
7

AS57

9

NI

1841 1d Red-brown A VFU+ single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, lightly cancelled high left with a small fragment of a black Maltese Cross, leaving most of the HEAD CLEAR. 'O' Flaw (Stage 2), NE Ray Flaw, blur NW, VGL NE, SE corner frame-line extending S, and letters misplaced high and low. Cat.190. 55.00
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: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. New!

65.00

RM:3707
RM:3707
7

AS69

10

KE

1841 1d Red-brown A VFU single, with four good-to-mostly VERY LARGE margins, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. 'O' Flaw (Stage 2), NE Ray Flaw, and die dot. Cat.190. New!

45.00

RM:3708
RM:3708
7

AS74d

11

HB

1841 1d Red-brown A VFU single in a WORN state of the plate, with four good-to-LARGE margins, cancelled with a black Maltese Cross. CONSTANT VARIETY: NE very weak. Also NE 7 o'clock Ray Flaw, and letters misplaced low and high right. Cat.175. New!

45.00

RM:3709
RM:3709
7

AS74,A2ua

11

NJ

1841 1d Red-brown A VFU single, with four good-to-LARGE even margins, cancelled with a good strike of the VERY SCARCE LEEDS 'SPECIAL' MALTESE CROSS. CONSTANT VARIETY: dot by 'J' (square-footed and misplaced high); also NE 7 o'clock Ray Flaw, and slight BASAL SHIFT. Cat.900+. New!

225.00

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