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Lot# 213 - Auction 284 - 290

  • Lot# : 213 Great Britain

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    1840, 1d. black, plate 1A, EB, early impression without plate wear, tied by red Maltese Cross to entire with 'T.P./ Moorgate St.' receiving house handstamp alongside, showing London 'MY 7 1840" evening duty handstamp on reverse (2nd. day of issue) addressed to "Mrs. Taylor, Gaydon Street, Barnstaple, Devon". Highly interesting content relating to the world's First postage stamp: " London 7th. May 1840, Dear Madam, to show you the new system of postage, I send you a line with one of the new stamps which avoids the trouble of paying. The stamps I understand are at present only available in London, but I hear that you will have them very shortly in the country........(signed) Henry Spring." A wonderful historic document in regard of the issue of the Penny Black the day before (6 May 1840). Illustrated and described in detail in 'May Dates' (1999) by Mike Jackson FRPSL, page 62 & 63. Signed and Certificate Enzo Diena (1995), Certificate Botacci (2021) S.G. = £ 7'500.-rnrnProvenance: rnRobson Lowe 10 Nov. 1948, lot 65rnPhillips Auctions 12 March 1992, lot 229rnrn 
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,000 CHF