Lot 865, Great Britain 1840 penny black on folded letter with Maltese Cross and Charing Cross straightline, sold for $1035

Lot 865, Great Britain 1840 penny black on folded letter with Maltese Cross and Charing Cross straightlineLot 865 Great Britain 1 1840 1d black Queen Victoria Imperforate on Folded Letter, a four margin stamp identified by owner as plate 6 MI, tied by red Maltese Cross plus a black “Charing Cross” straightline cancel to a lovely folded letter to the Earl of Stair (with interesting contents) to Oxenfoord Castle, Scotland. Back shows despatch and receiving cancels OCT.28.1840. Very fine and scarce. Scott CV U$640, sold for C$900 plus 15% buyer’s premium.

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