WHITEHAVEN DISTINCTIVE MALTESE CROSS ON COVER/1D RED PL.5 (SG7 SPEC B1tv). Fine entire Whitehaven to Edinburgh with a fine 1d red plate 5 (SG7) lettered QI with four good to large margins tied very fine strike of the DISTINCTIVE MALTESE CROSS OF WHITEHAVEN (Spec B1tv). On reverse WHITEHAVEN date stamp JU 23 1841. This example is one of only 13 recorded by Rockoff and Jackson in the M.C. period. One of the rarest and most sought after Maltese crosses. R.P.S. cert 122799. (Ref 114745).