GB 1857 SG40,69 Cover - Registered Leicester to London
Stock Code: P189008461
1857 Registered Mail. Very attractive double rate registered cover (part back flap missing) to the Secretary of the Great Northern Railway, Kings Cross, London. Prepaid 8d (2d postage + 6d registration) with a 6d deep lilac, a 1d Rose-red Pl.36 lettered FG (pinholes affect) and a 1d Rose-red Pl.52 lettered SC, the latter cancelled by a Leicester "449" type VIII sideways duplex for DE.24.1857, the former by Leicester "449" oval numerals. Red London registered oval datestamp below adhesive struck on receipt Christmas day. Very unusual use of two cancellation types.
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