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GREAT BRITAIN STAMPS - EARLY ISSUES: 1840
GREAT BRITAIN COINS || GREAT BRITAIN CURRENCY

Scott #1 to #2
Here are the classics.
Scott #1 is the first stamp ever made.

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Image Scott # Inv. # Item Description Catalog Net Price
  7302-OS Stampless cover Stanpless Cover Great Britain to New York with unpaid markings "Detained for Postage", "Returned fpr / Postage". Both quite scarce markings. Reverse: "Returned for Postage" in slanted script letters. March 4, 1843
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-------- $250.00
1 6945

#1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"

Mint, no gum, margins on all 4 sides, Plate #5.
Bright & fresh with tiny tear at upper right.

$12,500.00 $3,500.00
1 37083 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Mint, no gum, with crease/tear through stamp. Plate #1B
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$12,500.00 $975.00
1 41750 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with black maltese cross cancel, 3+ margins. $360.00 $95.00
1 6953
#1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with 4 margins, red maltese cross cancel,
4 Margins. Plate #2
$390.00
$225.00
1 6954 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with 3 clear margins, 1 cut close, but not in design.
Red maltese cross cancel. Plate #5
$390.00 $175.00
1 6955 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with 3 clear margins, 1 cut close, but not in design.
Black maltese cross cancel. Plate #8
$360.00 $145.00
1 6956 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with black maltese crodd cancel, Jusst 4 margins..
From the rare plate #11.
$4,500.00 $3,750.00
1 6957 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red cancel. 2 good margins, 1 cut close and 1 touches design.
Red maltese cancel Plate #5
$390.00 $150.00
1 6958
#1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red cancel, 3 good margins, 1 touching design.
Red maltese cancel Plate #5
$390.00
$150.00
1 6959
#1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red maltese cancel & 4 wide margins. A beautifully centered stamp from plate #6. $390.00
$265.00
1 6960
#1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red maltese cross cancel & 4 ample margins.
Close at lower left corner. Plate 1B.
$390.00
$210.00
1 6961 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red cancel. 4 margins, but 2 cut close. Plate #6 $320.00 $125.00
1 6962 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red maltese cancel, on piece.  4 clear margins. Plate 1B $390.00 $225.00
1 6964 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red maltese cross cancel. Cut close on 2 sides. Plate #2 $390.00 $145.00
1 6965 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red maltese cross cancel. One corner cut touches design. Plate #6. $390.00 $165.00
1 6967 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with black maltese cross cancel. On piece, 4 margins. Bright and fresh, Plate #5.. $360.00 $185.00
1 36999 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with heavy black maltese cross cancel. Cut into design at bottom. Faults at right. $360.00 $85.00
1 37084 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red cancel. Two corners & design cut.. Plate #8 $320.00 $40.00
1 37085 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red cancel. Margins cut close with nick on left. Plate #9. $320.00 $60.00
1 48972 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red cancel. Margins narrow but clear on all 4 sides. Plate #8 $320.00 $95.00
1 62789 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red maltese cross cancel. All 4 margins clear design. Plate #2. $390.00 $125.00
1 6966
#1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used PAIR with red cancel. All margins clear design. Fresh and bright color,
Plate #5. A real showpiece..
$1,250.00
$950.00
1 6968 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
On cover with red maltese cross cancel.
Margins clear. No15, 1840.
Bottom of cover has been trimmed. Plste #7.
Backstamped "GREENOCK NO 14 M 1840" in red rectangle
and "BELFAST NO15 1840" in double C.D.S.
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$640.00 $300.00
1 6941-OS
#1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
On cover with clear maltese cross black cancel. 22 April 1841.
4 clean margins. Very clear impression. Multiple backstamps.
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$640.00
$315.00
1 7305-OS #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
On cover with red maltese cross cancel. 12-22-1840.
3+ margins. Very clear impression. RIPON backstamp. Plate #9.
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$640.00 $275.00
1 7307-OS #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
On cover with red maltese cross cancel. 8-3-1840.
Just 4 margins. Very clear impression. CHESTER backstamp. Plate #5.
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$640.00 $275.00
1 7308-OS #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
On cover with red maltese cross cancel.and
TOWN CANCEL 6-5-1840.
2 clear margins. MANCHESTER backstamp. Plate #1A. Town postmark
in red catalogs from $18,500.00+. .
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$18,500.00 $2,750.00
1 7310-OS #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
On cover with red maltese cross cancel.12-28-1840.
Two large margins. FYE backstamp. Plate #6.
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$640.00 $275.00
1 7313
#1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red maltese cross cancel. All 4 margins are ample and wide.
Extremely fine and fresh. Plate #4.
$390.00
$300.00
1 7314 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red maltese cross cancel. 4 clear margins. Very fine to extremely fine. $525.00 $350.00
1 43006 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red maltese cross cancel. Just 4 margins. Plate #1A. $325.00 $170.00
1 7316 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red maltese cross cancel. 3+ margins. Plate #7. $390.00 $150.00
1 7317 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red maltese cross cancel. Nicked upper right corner. $390.00 $55.00
1 7811 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red maltese cross cancel. Clear margins, bright color
Plate #3
$390.00 $250.00
1 7812 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red maltese cross cancel. Clear margins, bright color.
Wide margin at right, Plate #5
$390.00 $250.00
1 7813 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red maltese cross cancel. Clear margins, bright color
Plate #7
$390.00 $250.00
1 7814 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red maltese cross cancel. Clear margins, bright color
Plate #8
$390.00 $250.00
1 67649 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"

Used with black matlese corss cancel. 4 margins, Plate #4

$360.00 $275.00
1 67650 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red maltese cross cancel. Plate #4 $390.00 $225.00
1 67651 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red cancel $320.00 $175.00
1 67652 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red matlese cross cancel. Plate #7 $390.00 $245.00
1 67653 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red matlese cross cancel. Plate #9 $695.00 $450.00
1 67654 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used March 17, 1841. 4 margins $675.00 $450.00
1 67885 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with black matlese cross cancel $320.00 $45.00
1 67886 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red maltese cross cancel $320.00 $135.00
1 67887
#1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red maltese cross cancel $320.00 $50.00
1 69824 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with black maltese cross $325.00 $200.00
1 69825 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red maltese cross $350.00 $215.00
1 70025 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red maltese cross. Plate #3 $490.00 $275.00
1 70027 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Mint, thinned, original gum. Hinged, position L E $11,000.00 $1,850.00
1 70028 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red maltese cross. Plate #2 $355.00 $225.00
1 70029 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red matese cross. Plate #4 $380.00 $295.00
1 70030 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red maltese cross. Plate #4 $380.00 $240.00
1 70031 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red maltese cross $350.00 $175.00
1 70032 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red maltese cross $350.00 $155.00
1 70033 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red maltese cross $350.00 $125.00
1 70034 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red maltese cross $350.00 $165.00
1 70035 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red maltese cross $350.00 $55.00
1 70036 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red maltese cross $350.00 $165.00
1 70037
#1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red maltese cross $350.00 $50.00
1 70038 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red maltese cross. Plate #4 $380.00 $195.00
1 70039 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red maltese cross. Plate #2 $355.00 $225.00
1 70040 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red maltese cross. Plate #3 $455.00 $250.00
1 70041 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with red maltese cross. Plate #1b $355.00 $195.00
1 70042 #1 May, 1840 1p Black,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate.
The "Penny Black"
Used with black maltese cross $320.00 $90.00
             
             
2 6972 #2 May, 1840 2p Blue,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate
Used with black cancel. Four good margins $700.00 $400.00
2 6973
#2 May, 1840 2p Blue,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate
Used with black cancel. Cut into design on 2 sides $700.00 $110.00
2 6974 #2 May, 1840 2p Blue,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate
Used with black cancel. Good margins, but cut close on 2 sides. $700.00 $135.00
2 37086 #2 May, 1840 2p Blue,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate
Used with heavy black cancel. Cut to design on bottom. $700.00 $145.00
2 6975 #2 May, 1840 2p Blue,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate
Used PAIR with black cancel. All margins good. $2,100.00 $750.00
2 46320 #2 May, 1840 2p Blue,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate
Used with red maltese cross cancel. 2+ ample margins. $700.00 $225.00
2 1725 #2 May, 1840 2p Blue,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate
Used with black maltese cross cancel. 3 clear margins. $700.00 $250.00
2 34436 #2 May, 1840 2p Blue,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate
Used with red maltese cross, thinned, minor faults $700.00 $95.00
2 67655 #2 May, 1840 2p Blue,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate
Used pair with black maltese cross cancel $2,450.00 $1,475.00
2 67656 #2 May, 1840 2p Blue,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate
Used, heavy cancel $700.00 $175.00
2 70043 #2 May, 1840 2p Blue,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate
Used strip of 4 with black maltese cross cancel $4,250.00 $2,500.00
2 70044 #2 May, 1840 2p Blue,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate
Used with red maltese cross $825.00 $500.00
2 70045 #2 May, 1840 2p Blue,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate
Used with black maltese cross $800.00 $450.00
2 70046 #2 May, 1840 2p Blue,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate
Used with black maltese cross $800.00 $450.00
2 70047 #2 May, 1840 2p Blue,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate
Used with black maltese cross $800.00 $500.00
2 70048 #2 May, 1840 2p Blue,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate
Used with red maltese cross $825.00 $575.00
2 70049 #2 May, 1840 2p Blue,
Watermark 18, Engraved,
White Paper, Imperforate
Used with red matlese cross $825.00 $325.00
           
           

 

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