Great Britain 1840 1d black, plate 1a, SG2

SKU: JC3317

Sale price£35,000
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Great Britain 1840 1d black, plate 1a, SG2 - penny black second day of issue cover.

May 7th, 1840, the second day of issue, lettersheet sent from Keswick to London bearing a 1d black plate 1a lettered "TK" with very large margins, with Maltese Cross cancellation, and Keswick circular date stamp "MY 7 1840" on front.

A beautiful exhibition quality display cover bearing the world's first postage stamp marking the dawn of prepaid postage and spawning a communications revolution.

This is the first time this cover has appeared on the market in over 50 years.

Accompanied with a 1994 Royal Philatelic Society (RPS) Certificate of Authenticity.

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