GB 1843 Cover - Ryde IOW Skeleton handstamp
Stock Code: P201007727
1843 Isle of Wight. Very fine used 1d Pink postal stationery envelope addressed to London neatly cancelled by a black MC. The reverse showing a very fine strike of the rare Ryde Isle of Wight first type skeleton handstamp for SP.22.1843 with London arrival cds for the following day. Offered with a prepaid cover to Madeira showing a superb strike of the single-arc Ryde cds for DE.23.1842. It was this single-arc datestamp that was undergoing repair in September 1843 which in turn led to the brief use of first type skeleton handstamp. A rare skeleton, unrecorded in the county catalogues. Ex Crabb.
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