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Great Britain 1840 1d intense black, Plate 1a SG1.


Great Britain 1840 1d intense black, Plate 1a. Very fine used four margin example lettered SD, neatly tied to entire cover by a red Maltese Cross. Addressed to Warwick with a "TP/High Holborn Ec" receiving handstamp alongside adhesive and a superb London circular date stamp for MY.8.1840 on reverse. A magnificent early "May Date" cover accompanied with a clear 2008 British Philatelic Society (BPA) certificate of authenticity. Very rare and desirable early usage of the first printing  of the world's first postage stamp. SG1. 

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