TASMANIA 1853 SG7, 8 Cover

TASMANIA 1853 SG7, 8 Cover
1853 (11 Nov) cover from Hobart to 'Monmouth, England', franked at 1s4d (4d outgoing ship letter + 1s registration) by 1853 (1 Nov) 'Courier' 4d red-orange (pl.1, pos. 7) cut-to-shape and 4d orange horizontal strip of three (pl.1, pos. 22-24), clear to large margins except pos. 23-24 touched at foot, tied by individual fine to very fine strikes of '62' numeral, with light red despatch cds below (date unclear). Twice endorsed 'P. Steamer "Great Britain" (Brunel's famous ship), with the original endorsement covered by the stamps. Fine backstamps of Liverpool (square 'SHIP' mark in green, dated 'FE 14 1854'), London (15 FE 1854) and Monmouth (FE 16 1854), the last two in red. Rated '1/2' in M/S on face. Minor marks and bends, but a very neat and desirable cover, apparently the earliest recorded overseas franking with the 4d Courier. Clear BPA cert (1999) indentifies the strip as SG 6, incorrectly in our opinion.

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