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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
1075
c
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1075, Great Britain - 1840 One-Penny Black, By Plate No.GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2; SG Specialised AS25ue), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2; SG Specialised AS25ue)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2; SG Specialised AS25ue). Plate 5, lettered Q-I, tight margins to just touching at top, tied by two strikes of black Wotton-under-Edge Maltese Cross showing the distinctive breaks in the cancel on folded cover to London, top flap with clear strike of "Wotton-under-Edge FE 14 1841" circular datestamp and arrival datestamp

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

E. 3,000-4,000
2,600
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