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Lot# 4504 - Auction 284 - 290

  • Lot# : 4504 Great Britain

    1840: Mulready 2 d. blue envelope, stereo a209 and advertising imprint "Webb, Lpool" in POSTAGE panel, a used example o Shrawley, Worcester struck with EDGEHILL / LIVERPOOL at left with Britannia cancelled by neat Maltese Cross in bright orange-red shade. Reverse with double arc 'Liverpool' cds (May 18, 1840) datestamp in red. Unrecorded by Jackson in 'May Dates'. The envelope with horizontal crease at base but of fine appearance and an extremely rare 2 d. 'May Date' usage Gi = £ 17'000.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,800 CHF