Stock Code: P178007570

1878 (Feb 15) cover to "F. Coleman Esqre, Secretary, Falkland Is Company, 39A Gracechurch St, London", with fine strike of the "Red Frank" at upper right with magenta "6" M/S rate mark alongside (indicating postage paid), and large part type F1 despatch cds at lower left. Red London arrival backstamp of "1 AP 78". Light vertical cover fold and a little roughly opened at top, but a particularly fresh and attractive example, enhanced by neat red recipient's docket at upper left "E. Packe's/27 Jan 78", indicating that the letter was sent from Packe's farm on WEST Falkland. Carried on the "Sparrow Hawk" to Montevideo and thence to Southampton on the "Mondego". Barnes 6/78, being one of only 23 "Red Frank" covers recorded. Ex Du Pont (Grosvenor 7/3/2013, lot 2011) and Lovibond (RL 16/6/65, lot 2). (cat £26,000)


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