Auction: 20010 - The Philatelic Collectors' Series Sale
1840 One Penny Black
AI, a lovely delicate impression with good to enormous margins all round, tied by a red Maltese Cross cancellation in a red-brown shade to entire (no side flaps) to Edinburgh, Lombard St. Maltese Cross datestamp of 9 May 1840 on reverse; fine. Very and rare used on the first Saturday. Specialised AS1td, £4,800. Photo
Recorded in "May Dates" by Mike Jackson
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