Great Britain 1840 2d Mulready envelope SGME4,2
Great Britain 1840 2d Mulready Envelope (Forme 1, Stereo a202).
Very fine used example uprated to the 6d per 3oz rate with four additional 1d blacks from plate 8 lettered QA, SE, SG & SJ (SE & SG State 2 provisional printing) all neatly cancelled by crisp black Maltese Crosses.
Sent from London to Dulwich with a "T.P./Cheif Office" handstamp and circulare date stamp on reverse for AU.19.1841.
Some soiling nevertheless a spectacular uprated franking, one of only two recorded 6d frankings prepaid with four additional 1d blacks.
Ex Yates & "Mayflower" Collections. Accompanied by a 1996 British Philatelic Association Certificate of Authenticity.
One of the great rarities of Great Britain Philately.
An ex Stanley Gibbons stock item.
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