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Sale 1224 — 2020 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 30 June-1 July, 2020

Category — Worldwide: Great Britain thru Natal

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
327
c
Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 327, Worldwide: Great Britain thru NatalGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2), GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2)GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black (1; SG 2). Two singles, Plate 2, lettered P-C and P-G, each with margins a bit close or just touching at a few points, used on 1842 folded cover from Barbados, cancelled upon arrival at Portsmouth and then additionally franked with 1841, 1p Red Brown (SG Spec. BS9h) for forwarding, vertical pair, Plate 20, lettered D-D to E-D, the latter showing the "open top at north east variety", all four stamps tied by black Maltese Cross cancels, cover noted in manuscript at top "Date March 9 Barbados" and later noted below "Recd. in Sloane St. April 8, 1842" when it was received in Chelsea, several backstamps including "Chief Office" straightline (a couple others partially cut away from removal of a bit of one back flap), some soiling

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.

E. 15,000-20,000
12,000
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