1840 1D BLACK PL.8 (SG2)(BL) WITH CONSTANT VARIETY MATCHED WITH 1D RED IN STATE 2 (SG7). Fine used 1840 1d black pl.8 (SG2) lettered BL with four good to large margins, cancelled red-brown Maltese Cross, in state 1 of the plate and showing constant variety 'MARKS LOWER LEFT MARGIN' (spec AS46c). Matched with 1d red, good used with four close to fine margins cancelled black Maltese Cross in state 2 of the plate (SG7 spec AS54), showing 'O FLAW DENT' beneath value and absence of variety left margin. Fine pair. (Ref 120164).