CANADA 1859 SG20 Cover

Stock Code: P190014551

1859 (21 FEB) large blue envelope from Toronto to Reading, UK, bearing FOUR 10d bright blue ‘Cartier’ on thin wove paper, each cancelled by barred diamond for an exceptionally high franking of 40d, paying quadruple transatlantic British Packet rate, the cover with Toronto cds (21.2) at left, carried by Cunarder “America” via Boston (23.2) to Liverpool (8.3), with Reading arrival cds (9.3) on reverse (where the wax seal has been removed). Stamps with variable margins and odd small faults, not affecting the extraordinary eye appeal of this UNIQUE and spectacular cover, the sole recorded example of this quadruple transatlantic rate. Ex Reeford, de Volpi, Foxbridge and Wilkinson. BPA certificate (1990)


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