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

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Item No. SG/Spec Plate/Letters Description Price Key
C:B:1262
C:1262
1
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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.750++. 350.00

 

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. 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+. New!

425.00

 

C:B:1475
C:1475
2
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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

 

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. New!

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+. New!

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:1236
C:1236
1
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AS40

6

QH

1840 1d Intense Black: A FU+ single in the INTENSE BLACK shade, with four well-clear(SW)-to-LARGE margins, on apparently cut-down empty WRAPPER of 4 NOVEMBER 1840, to Battle in Sussex, cancelled and tied with a red Maltese Cross. Dated despatch stamp on obverse. SE corner frame-line extending S, and letters misplaced high left and high right. Cat.775+. 225.00

 

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+. New!

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. New!

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. New!

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+. New!

365.00

 

1d Reds 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

 

C:B:1353
C:1353
7
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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). New!

120.00

 

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

 

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