Great Britain 1840 1d grey-black Plate 1a, SG3
Great Britain 1840 1d grey-black Plate 1a, SG3.
A very fine used four margin example lettered OE 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: £450.
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