1840 1D INTENSE BLACK PL.1B (SG1)(JF) ON COVER BROOKLAND TO BENENDEN KENT/'CRANBROOK PENNY POST' HAND STAMP (KT278). Fine letter Brookland to 'Mr Thos Wightwick Benenden Kent' dated Dec 4 1840 with fine 1d pl.1B in the INTENSE SHADE (SG1) lettered JF with four very close but clear to good margins, tied fine red Maltese Cross of Rye. On front good strike 'Cranbrook/Penny Post' hand stamp in black (KT278) and fine strike boxed 'No.1' receiving house hand stamp in black. On reverse RYE date stamp DE 5 1840. (Ref 119985).