1843 SOLID CENTRE MALTESE CROSS OF IRONBRIDGE ON DATED PIECE/PL.33 (SG8)(JH). Fine piece from Ironbridge to Stourbridge with fine 1d pl.33 (SG8) lettered JH with good four margins and tied fine strike of the Ironbridge Maltese Cross in black which clearly shows a solid centre. On front IRONBRIDGE date stamp DE 1 1843 and STOURBRIDGE date stamp DE 2 1843. Ironbridge is one of several places with a solid centre Maltese Cross, others include Welshpool and Tenby. Rockoff and Jackson record four examples between 1841 and 1844. Very scarce. (Ref 120049).