TASMANIA 1854 SG10 Cover

TASMANIA 1854 SG10 Cover
1854 (Oct) outer wrapper from Hobart to London, franked at 2s (? quadruple) rate by 1853 'Courier' 4d orange, plate II, TWO HORIZONTAL STRIPS OF THREE, respectively pos. 13-15 and 19-21 on the plate, with exceptional colour, each attractively tied by two fine strikes of '64' numeral. Large part red despatch cds of 'GENERAL POST OFFICE/HOBART TOWN' on face (date unclear), arrival backstamp of 'DE 2 1854' on upper flap, which would open for display. The strips respectively (pos. 13-15) with large margins on three sides (touched at top) or (pos. 19-21) at ends (touched or just in top and bottom). The cover with faults (creases affecting stamps, address partly erased), but professionally restored and of outstanding appearance. An extremely rare franking with two strips of 3, and the second highest franking recorded with the 'Courier' 4d. Ex Christie's Australia May 1988, lot 274, with BPA cert (2015).

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