1840 1D BLACK PL.8 (SG2)(AI) MATCHED WITH PENNY REDS STATE 1 (SG7) AND STATE 2 (SPEC AS53). Fine used 1840 1d black pl.8 (SG2) lettered AI in state 1 of the plate with four close to large margins, red Maltese Cross and showing fine 'O' FLAW. Also good to fine horizontal pair 1d red pl.8 (SG7) lettered AI AJ, also state 1 with very close but clear to large margins cancelled very fine black Maltese Crosses and also showing fine 'O' FLAWS. Matched with fine to very fine example 1d red in state 2 of the plate (spec AS53) with four close to fine margins and cancelled very fine black Maltese Cross. Latter is without the 'O' flaw but shows fine 'NON-COINCIDENTAL RE-ENTRY' visible in NE square and with excellent doubling of base line at lower left. Fine and very scarce trio. (Ref 120163).