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Auction: 20010 - The Philatelic Collectors' Series Sale
Lot: 1576

Great Britain
1840 One Penny Black
Plate Ia
OI showing pronounced Plate wear, slightly close to very large margins all round and showing a portion of the adjoining stamp at right, tied by red Maltese Cross cancellation to entire letter to Cambridgeshire, red Sevenoaks datestamp of 24 July 1840 on the front and with arrival datestamp on the reverse; fine. Interesting contents are a response to an enquiry into legal judgements of 1830 against one Richard Smith with charges for the related search and reply totaling 11/9d. Photo

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