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Great Britain 1840 2d blue and 1841 1d red-brown combination cover

SKU JC3254

Great Britain 1840 2d blue, SG5 and 1841 1d red-brown, SG8 combination cover.

A superb quality entire cover of this very rare combination usage for four pence rate up to 2 oz. It is very rare to find early combination covers such as this preserved so well and without any staining or creases.

The letter was sent on November 28th 1843 to Melrose bearing 2d blue, plate 1a "PA" and 1841 1d red-brown plates 31 "GC" and 35 "IB", each cancelled by fine strikes of the Maltese Cross cancellation. Despatch datestamp for November 28th and Melrose arrival for the 29th on reverse.

An exceptional quality rare cover from early GB philatelic history.

Provenance: Ex. "Mayflower" Grand Prix Collection.

Accompanied with a 1990 independent certificate of authenticity from the Royal Philatelic Society (RPS).

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