Penny Black Plate 9

1 d Penny Black stamp lettered G-G, identified as coming from plate 9 using Guide Lines to the Penny Black by P C Litchfield. Period of use: Earliest issue dated 18 November, 1840. Plate used very briefly until January 1841 making this fairly scarce. Colour: Strong black. Cancellation: Clear Maltese Cross cancellation in black ink […]