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Lot# 3050 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 3050 Great Britain

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    1851/52: 1 d. red-brown on blued paper, lettered MF, a used example with large to just touched margins all round with portion of adjoining stamp at right, tied on arrival to 1853 cover by double arc HENLEY-IN-ARDEN datestamps in red (March 20) with further strike below. Reverse with "Shenley" undated circle in blue and two Birmingham datestamps (March 19) in black and in red. Slightest of bends in the adhesive mentioned for full accuracy but a charming cover and a unique usage. Cert. RPSL (1970) Gi 8o = £ 15`000/ Gi B1vd = unpriced on cover, £ 20`000 on piece.rnProvenance: Collection `Maximus`, Part 3, Stanley Gibbons, London, 1-2 Oct 1970, lot 69.rnNote: Listed in Rockoff & Jackson on page 537. The sole recorded 1841 1 d. red cover cancelled by a red town datestamp listed in the Karl Louis Card Index.
    Starting bid : 7,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 8,500 CHF