Lot# 3006 - Auction 234-243
Lot# : 3006 Great Britain
1840: 1 d. black, Plate 2, lettered FD, a used example with good to large margins all round, on Southgate Mulready caricature envelope No. 2, addressed to Lowestoft and tied by Maltese Cross in red, with "T.P. / King William's St." in black below. Reverse with circular London despatch cds (May 24, 1840) in black. Slight overall soiling, light file fold and minor flap damage but of great charm and rarity, unrecorded in the Karl Louis Card Index and unlisted by Jarvis, Bodily & Hahn who record six examples of this envelope bearing an 1840 1 d. black. Cert. RPSL (1975).
Info: The date of use „24 May“ given in the lot description is NOT correct. The correct date of use is „24 July“Starting bid : 3,000 CHFHammer price : 4,600 CHF