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Lot# 4514 - Auction 284 - 290

  • Lot# : 4514 Great Britain

    1840: 1 d. black, plate 1a, lettered KD, a fine example with large even margins all round, already showing a grey-ness to the plate, used on 1840 entire letter to Hereford tied by superb strike of the Maltese Cross in red. Reverse, opening well for exhibit display, showing London despatch 'MAY 24 / 1840' datestamp in red, the 'Third Sunday' of use. Manuscript 'Letter to Mama' on front panel - the contents referring to a sale by auction of a family property with notations of losses and gains on the house contents. A very rare and most attractive early usage Gi A1ti = £ 6'500.
    Starting bid : 1,200 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300 CHF