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Stamps » Great Britain » Queen Victoria » Line Engraved » 1840 1d Blacks
 

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Plate 1a OJ (enormous margins) affixed to reverse of an entire

Plate 1a OJ (enormous margins) affixed to reverse of an entire

Plate 1a OJ, margins all round (enormous on two sides) affixed to reverse of an entire to Horsley Down in the manner of a seal. The Post Office clerk did not realise or ignored it as it was contrary to regulation & applied a hand struck '2' charge in black with faint 'T.P/Borough' in red adjacent - over struck on/by a red Maltese Cross & presumably indicating that the adhesive had now been noticed/accepted for payment & therefore the 2d charge was cancelled. The adhesive itself tied by very fine strike of the red Maltese Cross (possibly in a different shade from the strike on the other side) & showing superb London 9 May 1840 d/stamp, some minor creasing & small part of address panel missing though in no way detracting from this attractive, unusual & rare combination of May date & contrary to regulation usage. Cat. £4800
  SKU: 00544
Price: £2750.00
1840 1d black - Plate 9 FF (Alnwick Penny Post)

1840 1d black - Plate 9 FF (Alnwick Penny Post)

Plate 9 FF, good to large margins, cancelled by black MC's & Alnwick Penny Post in red (1). Cat. £2000
  SKU: 01195
Price: £450.00
1840 cover from Leeds to London - Pl.5 EL, Leeds red Maltese Cross

1840 cover from Leeds to London - Pl.5 EL, Leeds red Maltese Cross

1840 Sept 8th cover from Leeds to London, franked Pl.5 EL, good to large margined example, tied by the distinctive Leeds MC in red. Fine & scarce. Spec.AS25na. BPA Cert. 2008.
  SKU: 01197
Price: £1850.00
1841 cover from Handsworth to London - Pl.2 PH, blue boxed Handsworth 'PyP' marking

1841 cover from Handsworth to London - Pl.2 PH, blue boxed Handsworth 'PyP' marking

1841 Feb 1st cover from Handsworth to Grays Inn, London, franked Pl.2 PH with good to large margins, tied by a red MC together with blue boxed Handsworth 'PyP' marking (also tying the adhesive), cover has horizontal filing fold well clear of the adhesive. Fine & rare.
  SKU: 01199
Price: £1000.00
1840 1d black - Plate 2 ME (Handsworth 'PyP' hand stamp)

1840 1d black - Plate 2 ME (Handsworth 'PyP' hand stamp)

Plate 2 ME, good to large margins, cancelled with a red MC together with a blue boxed Handsworth 'PyP' h/stamp. (1)
  SKU: 01200
Price: £400.00
GUIDE LINES TO THE PENNY BLACK by P.C. Litchfield, 4th Edition (1986)

GUIDE LINES TO THE PENNY BLACK by P.C. Litchfield, 4th Edition (1986)

GUIDE LINES TO THE PENNY BLACK by P.C. Litchfield, 4th Edition (1986)
  SKU: 03902
Price: £35.00
Penny black pair Plate 3 red Maltese Cross + blue Handsworth 'PyP/No 15' postmarks

Penny black pair Plate 3 red Maltese Cross + blue Handsworth 'PyP/No 15' postmarks (1840)

Plate 6 horizontal pair ND State 3, NE State 2, good to large margins cancelled by the framed 'PyP/No 15' of Handsworth in blue & by red MC's (small creases upper right & lower left corners). PTS Cert. 2013.
  SKU: 00075
Price: £1250.00
1840 penny black Plate 2 cover tied Red Cross + Charing Cross straight line

1840 penny black Plate 2 cover tied Red Cross + Charing Cross straight line

1840 July 6 cover from London to Ayr, North Britain, franked Pl.2 NG, four good margins, tied by red MC & s/line 'Charing Cross' in black. An unusual combination of cancellations, cover with minor staining.
  SKU: 00094
Price: £750.00
1840 1d black Plate 5 distinctive Manchester Maltese Cross

1840 1d black Plate 5 distinctive Manchester Maltese Cross

Plate 5 CF, good to large margins, tied to small piece by distinctive Manchester black MC, RPS Cert. 1987. (1)
  SKU: 00225
Price: £500.00
1840 1d black Plate 1b black & red Maltese Crosses

1840 1d black Plate 1b black & red Maltese Crosses

Plate 1b TP good to large margins, cancelled by strikes of the black & red MC, Spec AS5vk. Cat. £2600
  SKU: 00227
Price: £400.00
1840 1d black Plate 3 distinctive Leeds Maltese Cross

1840 1d black Plate 3 distinctive Leeds Maltese Cross

Plate 3 TD, good to large margins cancelled by the distinctive black Leeds MC. Spec AS20ua. PTS Cert. 2014 (1) Cat. £2800.
  SKU: 00228
Price: £500.00
1840 penny black Plate 7 - blue Maltese Cross

1840 penny black Plate 7 - blue Maltese Cross

Plate 7 MD, good to very large margined example showing a trace of the adjoining stamp at right, cancelled by the distinctive blue MC - a fine strike. Very attractive & rare. BPA Cert. 2011 (states horizontal crease at top). (1)
  SKU: 00233
Price: £1500.00
1840 penny black Plate 2 cover tied fine red Maltese Cross

1840 penny black Plate 2 cover tied fine red Maltese Cross

1840 Nov 3rd cover from Kircaldy, franked Pl.2 NB, good four margin example, tied by very fine distinctive orange brown Maltese Cross of Kirkaldy, reverse bears KIRCALDY/3 NOV/1840 h/stamp in the same colour, fine & scarce. (1)
  SKU: 00249
Price: £650.00
1840 penny black Plate 4 re-directed cover tied solely framed 'York St' in red

1840 penny black Plate 4 re-directed cover tied solely framed 'York St' in red

1840 entire letter from Little Ribston to London with m/s 'P1' Wetherby Dec 24 c.d.s. & 'Paid 25 Dec 1840' tombstone in red, re-directed to Norfolk & franked with 1840 1d black Pl.4 TH large margined example, cancelled & tied solely by red framed 'YORK ST' hand stamp. Attractive & rare.
  SKU: 00250
Price: £3200.00
Penny black cover - two different Maltese Crosses

Penny black cover - two different Maltese Crosses (1840)

Plate 3 QD four margin example, clearly cancelled by two different red Maltese Crosses on a cover to Liverpool (possibly a postal fraud). Cover also bears Lane-Delph undated circle on front. (1)
  SKU: 00256
Price: £450.00
Penny black cover with RARE Wotton under Edge Maltese Cross

Penny black cover with RARE Wotton under Edge Maltese Cross (1840)

Plate 7 BT good to very large margins on three sides, close cut at base, on outer letter sheet to Bristol, tied by distinctive Wotton-under-Edge Maltese Cross in red & back stamped Wotton Nov.16.1840. Very rare, Spec AS44. Clear BPS Cert accompanies. Cat. £28,000
  SKU: 00259
Price: £4000.00
1840 cover from Preston to Manchester, Pl.1b OD, magenta Maltese Cross of Preston. RARE.

1840 cover from Preston to Manchester, Pl.1b OD, magenta Maltese Cross of Preston. RARE.

1840 Dec 21st cover from Preston to Manchester, franked Pl.1b OD, clear to large margins, tied by fine strike of the magenta MC of Preston, Spec.AS5rd. RARE. BPA Cert,1984. (1) Cat. £15,000.
  SKU: 01274
Price: £1400.00
1840 1d black - Plate 8 TA

1840 1d black - Plate 8 TA

1840 1d black Pl.8 TA, good to huge margins showing re-entry, cancelled by fine red Maltese Cross.
  SKU: 01533
Price: £160.00
1840 1d black Pl.8 AF, four good to large margins, fine red Maltese Cross.

1840 1d black Pl.8 AF, four good to large margins, fine red Maltese Cross.

1840 1d black Pl.8 AF, four good to large margins, fine red Maltese Cross.
  SKU: 01544
Price: £150.00
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1840 1d black - Plate 4 LA

1840 1d black - Plate 4 LA

1840 1d black Pl.4 LA, four good even margins, characteristic blur in lower left of L square, cancelled in red.
  SKU: 01561
Price: £135.00
1840 1d black - Plate 2 QC

1840 1d black - Plate 2 QC

1840 1d black Pl.2 QC, good to large margined example with fine distinctive Manchester fishtail Maltese Cross, small scissor cut in lower margin. Very attractive.
  SKU: 01565
Price: £400.00
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