CANADA 1862 SG30, 32, 43a Cover to GIBRALTAR 23c three-colour franking
Stock Code: P201003831
1862 (OC 31) cover (blue envelope) from Montreal to GIBRALTAR, Codrington correspondence, franked at 23c Allan Line Commonwealth rate by 1859 1c deep rose, 5c deep red, and 17c indigo, tied by three strikes of Montreal duplex, with London transit (NO 14) cds alongside. Odd trivial blemishes, nevertheless a splendid and very rare combination franking, this being the second earliest of just six such covers recorded (all from the same correspondence). Ex Harmers NY (4 Oct 1982, lot 75) and R. Hart (Maresch, 18 May 1977).
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