Losnr. 4366 - 265.-273. Auktion
1842 (Sept 10): Entire letter from Madeira to a Mrs. Robt. Auld at Guadalupe y Calvo, Mexico, sent to the care of Manning Marshall & Co, Forwarding Agents in Mexico City, and endorsed 'pr. Thames Steamer' at lower left, prepaid '1/7d.' in red manuscript and struck on despatch with fine strike of "♚ / PAID / AT / MADEIRA" handstamp in red with "Missent to Havana" in manuscript above. Reverse with double arc MADEIRA datestamp in black (Sept 10) and manuscript "Posted at St. Thomas, 3rd December 1842", the cover eventually reaching Vera Cruz, with boxed datestamp in black dated Jan 12, 1843 and charged with handstruck '4' (reales) due in red. An extraordinarily rare marking and a wonderful item of Postal History Gi = £ 16'000.rnProvenance: Collection John Sussex, Cavendish, Derby, 27 Oct 1995, lot 33; Spink, London, 14 Oct 1997, lot 144.
Zuschlag : 9.000,00 CHF
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