Lot# 5 - Auction 250-256
1840: Mulready 1 d. black envelope, Stereo A161, a used example cancelled by red Maltese Cross sent prepaid from Tandaragee, Ireland to Count John de Salis in Chur, Switzerland prepaid with additional 1840 2 d. blue, pl. 1, lettered CA, large to just clear margins all round tied by red Maltese Cross and also in cash "1/11d." - this being an underpayment of 2 d. on the required rate to Chur. London Tombstone transit datestamp in red (Aug 10) and rate altered to the 'via France' rate of 1/2 d. and this noted in red manuscript with Huningue transit in red on front. Reverse with 'Tanderagee' undated circle of despatch, a further red Maltese Cross and French transit cds, on arrival '57' kreuzer charged as due, this reduced as the cover was somewhat cleaned to reduce slight toning, with full appraisal of rates on accompanying certificate. A wonderfully attractive and extraordinary usage of both the Mulready and the 1840 2 d. blue to an overseas destination. An Exhibition item. Certs. Van der Linden (2000), BPA (2019).
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 42,000 CHF
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