GB 1878 SG43 Pl.185 Cover - busy envelope, multiple failed mailings

Stock Code: P223006242

1878 1d Rose-red Pl.185. Very fine busy envelope sent multiple times through the mail bearing a 1d rose-red (SG43 Pl.185). The probable sequence of events appears to be. Dispatched from Cheltenham as tied by a Cheltenham "177" duplex for JA.28.1878. Arriving in Cirencester the following day shown by incomplete Cirencester datestamp on reverse endorsed "Gone Away" in manuscript at left and sent via Cirencester on JA.29.1878 arriving back in Cheltenham JA.30. endorsed "not known, try Salperton nr Andoversford" stamp tied once more by a Cheltenham "177" duplex for JA.31. not accepted and returned to Cheltenham. Stamp tied by a third Cheltenham duplex for FE.1.1878 with another Cheltenham arrival two days later on FE.3.1878 with an additional red boxed "NOT KNOWN" handstamp and endorsed in lilac at lower left "Gone no Address" A truly stunning cover.

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