Great Britain 1840 1d grey-black Plate 1a, SG3

SKU: JP5502

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Great Britain 1840 1d grey-black Plate 1a, SG3.

A very fine used four margin example from the first printing plate, lettered ‘OE’ and showing moderate plate wear, neatly cancelled by a crisp upright red Maltese Cross.

Plate 1 of the penny black was put to press on 11 April 1840 and registered on 15 April 1840. As the plate had not been hardened in a rush to meet the target issue date it soon showed signs of wear.

GB Specialised Catalogue No: AS2.

Stanley Gibbons catalogue value: £500.

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