PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND 1861 SG1d Cover
Stock Code: P167010374
1862 (DE 16) cover from Belfast to Charlotte Town, franked at internal rate by 1861 2d rose, DIE II (from R2/5 on the sheet of 60), perf 9, tied by light despatch 10-bar oval in red and arrival 8-bar oval in black. Backstamped with despatch and arrival (DE 17) datestamps, the former under-inked resulting in an almost complete albino impression. Slight faults but a very important cover of the highest rarity, being THE ONLY RECORDED FIRST ISSUE DIE II ON COVER. Ex Alan Griffiths (Spink 11 Apr 2012, lot 728). V.G. Greene cert (2003) as Scott 1 variety.
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