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Sale 1214 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 10-12 December, 2019

Category — Great Britain - 1840 One-Penny Black, By Plate No.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1055
c
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1055, Great Britain - 1840 One-Penny Black, By Plate No.GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2; SG Specialised AS1tb), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2; SG Specialised AS1tb)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2; SG Specialised AS1tb). Plate 1a, lettered O-K, full margins all around, tied by perfectly struck red Maltese Cross cancel on folded letter from Gray's Inn, London to Louth, clearly struck "MY 7 1840" despatch circular datestamp on bottom flap

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

E. 3,000-4,000
4,250
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