Lot# 3021 - Auction 234-243
Lot# : 3021
1840: 2 d. blue, Plate 1, lettered IC, a used example with good even margins all round, on 1840 "May Date" cover from the Doctors Commons in London to Pontefract, tied by fine strike of the Maltese Cross in red. File fold well away from the adhesive, and opened to display the London despatch datestamp (May 18, 1840) in black. Minor imperfections to the letter sheet but of great scarcity. Listed in Rockoff & Jackson on page 145 (erroneously to 'Portugal') and partially illustrated on page 144, with just four 2 d. blue covers recorded on this Monday date Gi DS5tf = £ 17'500.rnProvenance: Collection Duncan Mutch, Robson Lowe, 14 Oct 1987, lot 553.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 6,000.00 CHF
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