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
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