VERY FINE. A HANDSOME ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1840 ONE-PENNY BLACK.
With 2014 Sismondo certificate. SG £13,500
VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-PENNY BLACK.
With 2016 B.P.A. certificate. SG £12,500
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE UNUSED PAIR OF THE FAMOUS PENNY BLACK FROM PLATE 2.
With 2017 B.P.A. certificate. Catalogued with original gum. SG as singles £25,000. SG Specialised £55,000
FINE. A RARE USE OF THE PRESTON MAGENTA MALTESE CROSS CANCELLING A PENNY BLACK ON COVER.
Rockoff & Jackson record the Preston magenta Maltese Cross use from December 1840 to February 1841. With 2015 B.P.A. certificate. SG Specialised value
EXTREMELY FINE. A VISUALLY STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-PENNY RED PRINTED FROM THE BLACK PLATES.
In 1841 it was decided to change the color of the One Penny stamp from black to red, to prevent cleaning and re-use. The very first One Penny Red stamps were printed from seven plates (1b, 2, 5, 8, 9, 10, and 11) used for the One Penny Black stamp while the Black stamps were still being used. Shortly after, new plates for the One Penny Red stamp were made. Plate 8 is one of the scarcest of the seven plates
With 2015 R.P.S. certificate. SG value
VERY FINE. A FABULOUS EXAMPLE OF THIS STRIKING AND VERY RARE ERROR.
When the first stamps from plate 77 were produced, the "A" from position "B-A" was missing. This unusual error is commonly known as the "B-blank" error. The error was soon discovered and corrected, which is known as Plate 77b. An example of the corrected variety is also included in this lot (it has a minor corner fault). Even the corrected variety is scarce and catalogues £1,900 in the Stanley Gibbons Specialised Catalogue (No. BS29b).
An immensely rare error, it is missing from many advanced Line Engraved Collections. Our firm has not offered one in the last thirty years. This example was last offered at auction in the 1962 Robson Lowe sale of Father Arnold Jordan S.J., where it was described as "The finest known example of this rarity."
With 1949 R.P.S. certificate. Catalogue values are solely for the B-blank error. SG £26,000