1841 1D GREY-BLACK PL.5 (SG3)(EC) IN STATE II (SPEC AS29) ON COVER CROSS (SOMS) TO BRISTOL. Fine wrapper Cross (Soms) to 'Geo Hennett Esq Temple Meads Bristol' with fine to very fine 1d grey-black (SG3) pl.5 lettered EC in state II (spec AS29) tied fine red Maltese Cross of Cross, alongside light strike boxed 'No.2' receiving house hand stamp of Weston Super Mare, under Cross Penny Post. On reverse CROSS date stamp JA 15 1841. Stamp is in the second repair, third state of the plate and showing thinner check letter E, slightly thinner upper stars and upright of 'E' slightly weaker. (Ref 119978).