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Falkland Islands 1900 (Oct) 1d carmine postal stationery envelope

SKU JP5040

Falkland Islands 1900 (Oct) 1d carmine postal stationery envelope (issued in 1899, Heijtz E1) commercially used to "The Secretary, Prices Candle Company Ltd, 31 Threadneedle St, London E.C.".

The stamp indicium cancelled only by a superb strike of the red "GOVERNMENT HOUSE/RECD' circular date stamp, with fixed date "8 DE 99"), and no further Falklands Islands dispatch mark. With London (x2) arrival circular date stamp (NO 13 00) on face and reverse.

A very rare and desirable cover, being one of just three recorded covers with this administrative marking (Heijtz PSO.3) used as a cancellation (on correspondence from the Governor, W. Grey-Wilson, in office 1897-1904. Provenance: Ex. Stern (from Harmer Rooke 16/5/63, lot 145, and not seen on the market for over 50 years.

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