Great Britain 1840 (COVER) SG2

Stock code: P12308016X
SG number: 2
Categories: British Stamps | Gifts
Condition: COVER
Plate: 1
Issue Year: 1840
1840 Overseas mail. Superb cover from Limerick to Hamburgh via Dublin and Hull, the 8d rate prepaid by a 1d Black Pl.1b block of eight lettered MJ-PK, divided into two blocks of four each neatly tied by red MC's, endorsed ""Per Packet from Hull"" at upper left. Backstamped with Limerick and Dublin cds's for AU.27-28.1840, a red ""Hull Ship Letter"" handstamp and a ""Schiffsbrieff Post/Hamburg"" cds for SP.6.1840. A couple of insignificant peripheral faults to the cover nevertheless a stunning exhibition piece, the only known such franking with the 1d black and without doubt one of the most famous and iconic pieces of the issue. Ex. Atkinson & Gross. 1990 BPA Cert.
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