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
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