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Auction: 20010 - The Philatelic Collectors' Series Sale
Lot: 1628

Great Britain
1840 One Penny Black
Plate X
TI an unlisted intense black shade, part of sheet margin at foot and large to very large margins other sides, tied by black Maltese Cross to entire letter to London and with Sevenoaks c.d.s. of 26 Feb. 1841 on the front. With interesting contents from J.M. Herries to The Rt. Hon J.C. Herries M.P. (Chancellor of the Exchequer 1827-28) regarding Lord Macaulay (British Historian and Secretary of War at the time of writing) ".. I am sorry Macaulay behaves so improperly in office... Genius as a writer... He will loose his temper and reputation" . One of the finest known Plate X singles on cover. Photo

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