Lot 398 Great Britain #1 1840 1d Black Queen Victoria Imperforate, Plate 1B, used with red Maltese Cross cancel, from position MI. Owner describes this stamp as having “7 and 10 o’clock ray flaws”, and “defective long top of I, possibly recut” and we also note lines in the word POSTAGE at top. A very fine appearing stamp with its four large and even margins, but with a thin. Scott CV U$375, sold for C$225.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 408 Great Britain #3 1841 1d Red Brown Queen Victoria Imperforate, mint with full original gum, never hinged. This fresh stamp with bright colour is from plate 119, position GH (with misplaced H), with full to well clear margins, very fine. SG #8, £600. Both catalogue values are for hinged. Scott CV U$625, sold for C$375.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 402 Great Britain #1 1840 1d Black Queen Victoria Imperforate, Plate 8, used with a black Maltese Cross cancel, from plate position MG. The stamp has four large and even margins, very fine. Accompanied by a 2002 Sergio Sismondo certificate. SG #2, £525. Scott CV U$525, sold for C$325.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.