1840 1d. Black Plate 1a. A horizontal pair with very large margins on piece, stamp G-I tied by a superb, clear strike of the Maltese Cross in Red, and stamp G-J tied by a fine, clear strike of the black London ” I/My-13/1840″ circular date stamp, the piece inscribed, “Obliterating stamp” and “date stamp in ink” denoting the respective cancellations.
The Finest Of The Few Known Examples.
A Spectacular Rarity Of British, And World Philately.