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Lot# 1550 - Auction 244-249

  • Lot# : 1550 Great Britain

    1840 (May 6): Cover written from Edinburgh to Elgin on the Official First Day of Issue of the 1 d. black, sent prepaid with fine two line DUKE / STREET in black and handstruck "1" and "PAID at EDINB." datestamp (May 6, 1840) well struck in red. Rare, the 1 d. black not yet available in Edinburgh on the 'First Day', there being no May 6th usages recorded from Edinburgh bearing a 1 d. black in Jackson's May Dates. An exceptional and extremely attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300 CHF