Auction: 12012 - The Chartwell Collection - GB Line Engraved Essays, Proofs, Stamps and Covers - Part II
Lot: 67

1840 One Penny Black Imprimaturs Plate I After Hardening TA from the lower left corner of the sheet showing the plate number "1" in the corner and additionally showing part of the marginal inscription "PRICE 1d. Per L(abel)", with very large margins on other sides; a very Important and unique positional piece from the second registration sheet "After Hardening". A beautifully fresh and stunning example of exhibition quality, and of great importance. See The Chartwell Collection of Line Engraved for the companion example Before Hardening Estimate £ 120,000-150,000 The second sheet (after hardening) was registered on the 15th April 1840 The stamps removed from this sheet are AL (Royal collection) SC-SL, TA-TL provenance: Colonel Bates, December 1934 Leonard H. Clark, May 1946

Sold for £85,000

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