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.

Lot 359, Great Britain 1840 one pence black Victoria VR Official, unused plate GB, sold for $15,525

Lot 359, Great Britain 1840 one pence black Victoria VR Official, unused plate GBLot 359 Great Brtain #O1 1840 1p black Queen Victoria “VR” Official, unused (no gum), from plate position GB (ideal thus), with four large and balanced margins, crisp impression and deep colour, with only a thin at left (not visible from the front). Very fine. Accompanied by a 1984 Friedl (New York) certificate and a 2015 Philatelic Foundation (New York) certificate. A great world rarity and worthy of the finest collection. S.G. #V1 £32,000. Scott CV U$35,000, sold for C$13,500 plus buyer’s premium.
1984 Friedl Certificate2015 Philatelic Foundation certificate

Lot 320, Great Britain 1840 penny black, extremely fine unused, position EA

Lot 320, Great Britain 1840 penny black, extremely fine unused, position EALot 320 Great Britain #1 1840 1p black Queen Victoria Imperforate, Plate 2, unused (no gum) with four large margins, showing part of the stamp below. From position EA. Deep, fresh colour, extremely fine and a lovely example of the world’s first stamp. SG #2, £12,500; Scott CV U$11,000.