GB 1840 SG2 Pl.2 Penny Black Used brown MC of Newport I.O.W.
Stock Code: P201001927
1840 1d Black Pl.2. Very fine used example lettered LK just touched at top left neatly tied to a small piece by a crisp brown MC and a matching Newport/Isle of Wight datestamp below for MY.14.1840. An extraordinarily rare and beautiful example of this distinctive coloured cancellation in use in May 1840. Offered with an attractive stampless prepaid cover with a matching Newport I.O.W. datestamp in brown for MY.28.1840 and a black "PREPAID/WH" handstamp believed to been used by William Hearn who was Attorney at Law and Town Clerk of Newport and a matching piece off of a corresponding cover. A spectacular group. Spec AS15vi.
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