FINE. AN EXTRAORDINARY AND PROBABLY UNIQUE COVER WITH THE 1840 ONE-PENNY BLACK USED FROM A FOREIGN POINT OF ORIGIN AND FORWARDED WITHIN GREAT BRITAIN WITH THE 1841 ONE-PENNY RED BROWN. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED PENNY BLACK USED FROM BARBADOS.
Ex Gross. Signed E. Diena. With 1991 B.P.A. certificate.
FINE AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE PENNY BLACK COVER TO AN OVERSEAS DESTINATION. ONLY THREE OR FOUR COVERS TO BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ARE THOUGHT TO EXIST, WITH THIS AS THE ONLY DOUBLE RATE COVER KNOWN.
The Penny Black singles paid the double rate domestic charge. The 2sh8p paid the double Cunard Transatlantic rate to Canada.
VERY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE PENNY BLACK MAY 7, 1840 SECOND DAY OF ISSUE COVER. AN IMPORTANT PENNY BLACK ITEM.
With exception of the May 6 (First Day) and May 10 (First Sunday), May 7 is one of the rarest dates to find used with a Penny Black. Scott $20,500.00. SG Specialised from £20,000
EXTREMELY FINE STRIKE OF THIS DISTINICTIVE MALTESE CROSS CANCEL FROM STOVEHAVEN TYING A PENNY BLACK FROM PLATE 2 ON COVER. A MAJOR LINE-ENGRAVED RARITY.
One of the rarest and most distinctive Maltese Cross cancels to find on cover, especially a strike this choice. SG Specialised £22,000
VERY FINE STRIKE OF THE BLACK WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE MALTESE CROSS CANCEL TYING A PLATE 5 PENNY BLACK TO FOLDED COVER. ONE OF THE RAREST AND MOST DESIRABLE MALTESE CROSS CANCELS, ESPECIALLY ON COVER.
While cancels on off-cover stamps are rare, clear examples on cover are missing from even the most advanced collections. An ideal addition to any award-winning exhibit collection. With 1981 R.P.S. certificate. SG Specialised £25,000
VERY FINE AND UNUSUAL PENNY BLACK RETURNED CHURCH QUESTIONNAIRE USING TWO PENNY BLACKS. ONLY TWO COMPLETE EXAMPLES ARE THOUGHT TO EXIST.
This form was sent by Edward Stanley, Bishop of Norwich from 1837-1849. We presume both stamps were affixed by him and likely originate from the same sheet. Bishop Stanley was renowned for combating laziness and lack of discipline among clergyman, easily seen by this church questionnaire. Only two complete examples are recorded by Karl Louis.