Great Britain 1840 2d Mulready letter sheet, Stereo A92, SGME3
Great Britain 1840 2d Mulready letter sheet, Stereo A92 used with pair of 1d blacks, plate 1b, SG2.
An exceptional example of the first printings of the penny black, plate 1, used to uprate the 2d Mulready letter sheet to four pence for weight up to 2 oz.
A very interesting and exceptionally rare piece with the addition of PB-PC pair of penny blacks in the grey-black shade showing considerable wear of the printing plate, which is normally associated with plate 1a.
The cover was sent from Stone, Staffordshire to London on June 23rd, 1841.
Provenance: Ex. "Mayflower" Grand Prix Collection.
Accompanied with a 1991 Royal Philatelic Society (RPS) clean certificate of authenticity.
The Stanley Gibbons catalogue value for the 1840 2d Mulready letter sheet (ME3) with one 1840 1d black is £35,000.
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