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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
1841 cover Berwick to Hull franked penny black pair Plate 8

1841 cover Berwick to Hull franked penny black pair Plate 8

1841 April 20th cover from Berwick to Hull, franked Pl.8 RI/RJ horizontal pair, good margins all round, tied black MC.
  SKU: 00076
Price: £450.00
1841 penny black Plate 4 cover Gateshead to Hebburn Colliery

1841 penny black Plate 4 cover Gateshead to Hebburn Colliery

1841 Feb 4th letter sent from Gateshead to Hebburn Colliery, franked Pl.4 BG, ample margins all round, tied fine red MC, Gateshead despatch c.d.s. on reverse. Fine clean cover.
  SKU: 00080
Price: £300.00
1841 penny black Plate 10 tied to cover by red Maltese Cross

1841 penny black Plate 10 tied to cover by red Maltese Cross

Plate 10 GJ, clear to large margined example on entire from Newcastle on Tyne to Arbroath, cancelled by the red MC with an excellent boxed 'Westgate St R.H' at left rev. with fine blue despatch for Jan 30 1841, Pl.10 seldom seen with the red MC - especially on cover, Spec.AS66h. (1)
  SKU: 00083
Price: £900.00
1841 penny black Plate 10 cover to Hereford

1841 penny black Plate 10 cover to Hereford

1841 March 27th cover front & back flap to hereford Pl.10 BF, four good margins, tied black MC. (Stamp Cat. £900 off cover)
  SKU: 00085
Price: £240.00
1841 penny black Plate 10 cover Stirling to Leith

1841 penny black Plate 10 cover Stirling to Leith

1841 March 10th cover from Stirling to Leith, franked Pl.10 OF, cancelled fine black MC. Cat. £3500
  SKU: 00088
Price: £400.00
1841 penny black Plate 10 cover locally used in London

1841 penny black Plate 10 cover locally used in London

1841 March 9th wrapper used locally in London, franked Pl.10 CJ, four margined example, tied black MC & alongside T.P/Moorgate, St.Cat. £3500
  SKU: 00089
Price: £450.00
1840 penny black Plate 2 cover tied Red Cross + Charing Cross striaght line

1840 penny black Plate 2 cover tied Red Cross + Charing Cross striaght 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
DISTINCTIVE PLYMOUTH MALTESE CROSS

DISTINCTIVE PLYMOUTH MALTESE CROSS (1841)

1841 March 3rd mourning wrapper from Plymouth to Exeter, franked 1840 1d FL with two good margins, base & right side close or cut into, tied distinctive PLYMOUTH black MC, reverse with Plymouth despatch c.d.s. & Exeter receiver c.d.s.(1) Cat. £13,000.
  SKU: 00098
Price: £650.00
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 1d black Plate 4 tied Scots 1844 cancel

1840 1d black Plate 4 tied Scots 1844 cancel

Plate 4 KI, good to large margined example tied to piece by Scottish 1844 type cancel. Cat. £2500
  SKU: 00232
Price: £450.00
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 Sunday date cover

1840 penny black Plate 2 Sunday date cover

Plate 2 QD, a deep shade on 1840 (31 May) local Edinburgh entire, touched to very large margins and well tied by a good strike of deep, dull red MC, a fine strike of the despatch c.d.s, on the flap which opens well for display. A fine and scarce Sunday date, Cat. £13,000.
  SKU: 00247
Price: £2500.00
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 with Durham Maltese Cross

Penny black cover with Durham Maltese Cross (1841)

Plate 5 MA, State 1 very fine used with ample to very large margins & neat strike of the Durham Maltese Cross (see Rockoff & Jackson 'The Maltese Cross' page 103) in black on 1841 (Feb 27th) cover to Kendal, some blue ink specks on front (one in top margin of adhesive), SG.Spec AS25.
  SKU: 00253
Price: £500.00
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
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
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