Lot# 3001 - Auction 234-243
Lot# : 3001
Houses of Parliament 1 d. envelope 1840: "To be posted at the Houses of Parliament only / Post Paid.- One Penny.- Weight not to exceed ½ oz.", a fine used example of the 1 d. envelope on laid paper, wmk. HARRIS & TREMETT 1839, addressed to Sir John Hope Bt., Pinkie House, Musselburgh, Scotland and countersigned at lower left 'F. Maule'; struck with 'Crown Paid' cds in red (Jan 23), just eight days after issue. Reverse with red datestamp (Jan 24) alongside superb complete "Library House of Commons" wax seal in black. Exceptionally fine and very scarce Gi = £ 18'000.rnrnNote: The sender was Fox Maule MP (1801-1874). He entered the the House of Commons as member for Perthshire in 1835. Under Lord John Russell, he was Secretary at War from July 1846 to January 1852, until in April 1852, he succeeded his father as 2nd Baron Panmure. In February 1855, he joined Lord Palmerston's cabinet, filling the new office of Secretary of State for War. The addressee, Sir John Hope Bt., was the MP for Midlothian at this time.rnrnProvenance: Robson Lowe, London, 4 June 1992, lot 4011.
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Hammer price : 4,400.00 CHF
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