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Lot# 3032 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 3032 Great Britain

    1841: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, lettered KI and KJ, two single used examples with large margins all round, KI crossed by ironed crease, on Valentine 'Nations Shall Not Lift Up Sword Against Nation' printed envelope, State 2, addressed to Lewes, both stamps tied by '190' numeral obliterators of Chichester in black. Reverse, seal area missing, struck with double arc Chichester despatch cds in blue (Dec 23), London red transit and Lewes arrival cds in greenish blue (Dec 24). An extremely rare double rate usage - the sole example of a such a usage recorded in the Karl Louis Index.rnProvenance: Phillips, London, 16 Feb 1989, lot 466.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500 CHF