Lot# 5093 - Auction 291-297
Lot# : 5093
1840: 1 d. black, plate 7, lettered PC, a used example with good to large margins all round, used on 1840 envelope to Trinity College, Cambridge tied by fine strike of "WOTTON UNDER EDGE" Maltese Cross with cross-cuts struck in red. Reverse with corresponding WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE double arc cds (Nov 25) in red, London transit cds and Cambridge arrival cds in black (Nov 27). Listed in "The Encyclopædia of the Maltese Cross" by Rockoff & Jackson on page 304. A magnificent example of this rare cancellation on a most attractive cover. Cert. RPSL (1987) Gi = £ 20'000.rnProvenance: Collection Seymour, RL, London, 11 April 1951, lot 437; RL, London, 6 Aug 1963, lot 289; Phillips, London, 12 Oct 1989, lot 155; Collection Lou Manzi, Spink, London, 8 May 1997, lot 569.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 4,200.00 CHF
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