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Auction: 24016 - The Lionheart Collection of Great Britain and British Empire Part XIX
Lot: 1

(x) Great Britain
1840 One Penny Black
Plate 4
RJ, in intense black shade with four large margins tied by experimental Maltese Cross cancellation in black on entire letter regarding proposed railway lines used locally in Scotland from Perth to Arbroath; the reverse showing clear "perth. oc 4. 1840." boxed postmark (It was not until February 1841 that the black Maltese Cross was adopted for general use); small scissor cut in lower left corner mentioned for accuracy, refolded and usual archival fold down the middle though still a fine and rare cover. R.P.S. Certificate (2016), Spec. AS22

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£700 to £900

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