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Lot# 1559 - Auction 244-249

  • Lot# : 1559 Great Britain

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    1840: Mulready 1 d. black letter-sheet, Stereo A23, a used example from Hampton Court to Eaton Square, London beautifully hand-coloured in watercolours prior to sending, cancelled by "T.P. / Hampton Court" in black and by crisp Maltese Cross in red. Reverse with framed London arrival (26 May 1840). Addressed to Sir George Seymour (1787-1870) who commanded HMS Northumberland under Admiral Sir John Duckworth at the Battle of San Domingo during the Napoleonic Wars, later serving as Commander in Chief, Pacific Station and ending his career as an Admiral of the Fleet. Sensibly reinforced internally for protection, a most delightful and rare usage for the connoisseur. Cert. BPA (1998).rnrnProvenance: Collection Gaetano Vullo, Harmers, London, 12 Nov 2003.rn                   Spink, Ameripex Private Treaty List, New York, May 2016.rn 
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,200 CHF