Lot# 3002 - Auction 234-243
Lot# : 3002
House of Lords 1 d. envelope 1840: "(Temporary.) / To be posted at the HOUSE of LORDS only. / Post Paid.-ONE PENNY.-Weight not to exceed ½ oz.", 121 x 81 mm., a fine used example printed in vermilion on yellowish wove paper without watermark, addressed in the Duke of Wellington's hand to 'Stratfield Saye, Hartford Bridge' his seat in Hampshire, cancelled by 'Crown Paid' datestamp (March 12) in red. Reverse with the Iron Duke's 'Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense' red wax seal. A few tiny repaired edge tears at upper left and slightly tired at left but a rare and historic usage Gi = £ 25'000.rnStratfield Saye Housw was purchased by the state in 1817 in order that it could be given by a grateful nation to the victorious to the Duke of Wellington. The Duke made numerous additions and improvements to the existing building. All but the 1st and 6th Dukes are buried at Stratfield Saye House, inlcuding Copenhagen, Wellington's war horse.rnProvenance: Cavendish, Derby, 26 April 1997, lot 456.
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Hammer price : 5,500 CHF
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