GB 1840 SGME1,2 Pl.1a Cover uprated with 1d black
Stock Code: P13408421
1840 1d Mulready Lettersheet (Forme 2, Stereo A17). Very fine used example uprated to the 2d per 1oz rate with an additional four margin 1d black Pl.1a both neatly cancelled by crisp red MC's. Sent originally from Tottenham to Wakefield, upon arrival the letter was re-addressed to Tottenham, the postage being prepaid in cash as indicated by a red manuscript "2" at upper left. Also shows a red Wakefield dispatch cds for MY.29.1840 and a London "PAID" tombstone arrival for the 30th on obverse, backstamped with a London dispatch cds for the 27th, a Wakefield arrival for the 28th and London arrival cds for the 30th. A very rare "May Date" usage one of only two such frankings recorded on this date, light archive fold crosses adhesive; mentioned purely for accuracy and not on accompanying 2010 BPA Certificate. Ex. Meroni & "Mayflower".
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