Bidboard # 1858
Lot # 158
Catalogue Value or Estimate: $1,980.00
Price Realized: $260
Great Britain # 1

Plate #9 on Cover. Sound, fresh and Very Fine single franked December 30th 1840 "Penny Black" (plate 9) cover, Darlington to Stockton (10 miles distance). The stamp is tied with a light and clear Maltese Cross cancel in red. The plate 9 is the one of the scarcer plates of the Penny Black and a cover from late December 1840 fits perfectly with the proper period of issue and use of this plate number of this, the world's first stamp. 2017 Stanley Gibbons Concise 1,200.00=