Great Britain 1840 1d Black (V.R. Official), Cover SGV1

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Great Britain 1840 1d black (V.R. Official), V1. July 3, 1840 - The famous “Largentiere” cover, first recorded in 1899. Sent from London to Tetbury, Gloucestershire. With the stamp having four large margins, this is considered the finest known cover. Accompanied by certificates of authenticity from the Royal Philatelic Society (RPS), British Philatelic Association (BPA) and Alberto Bolaffi; also signed by Eno Diena. Excellent provenance, Ex Largentiere, Maximus, Wills, Shaida collections. Without a doubt, one of the most important items in GB philately.
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