GB 1844 Pre-Stamp - Marlborough Uniform Penny Post 'PAID/1' handstamp (type c)
Stock Code: P201006715
1844 Uniform Penny Post. Very fine entire sent from Marlborough to St. Malo, France cancelled by a very fine strike of the Marlborough 'PAID/1' (WL454 type c) handstamp in red. London 'PAID' tombstone datestamp applied at right in error as the cover was only partially paid for NO.9.1844. Marlborough and St. Malo datestamps on reverse for NO.8.13.1844 respectively. Upon arrival at St. Malo the UPP handstamp was cancelled with manuscript and the full postage charged as indicated by a manuscript '12' decimes (British share 5 decimes, French 7 decimes). Very unusual and rare overseas usage, it was many years before partial postage was accepted on overseas mail. Ex Peter Chadwick FRPSL Gold Medal Collection.
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