Lot 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 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.