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Lot# 1548 - Auction 244-249

  • Lot# : 1548 Great Britain

    1840 (Jan 16): "To be posted at the Houses of Parliament only" 1 d. envelope prionted in black on 1839 watermarked paper, a fine used example of this great rarity endorsed by sender "Geo. Wm. Wood" with signature at lower left, mailed from London with 'Crown / Paid' datestamp in red (January 29, 1840) to Tenterden in Kent. Minor piece of manuscript arithmetic on the face panel and some overall ageing, however an item of great rarity Gi = £ 18'000.rnNote: George William Wood was Member of Parliament for Kendal at this date. He had earlier been MP for Lancashire South from 1832-1835.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000 CHF