1854 (Jun 29) Wrapper from Kangaroo Point to CANADA with four 1853 1d blue, thin hard white paper, with manuscript “Kang. Point / 29-6-54” Postmaster endorsement with stamps tied by indistinct “39” numeral (rated RR by Avery et al), Hobart transit below, London transit bs, stamps paying 4d Ship Letter rate carried by General Screw Steam Co. vessel “Queen of the South” to England, peripheral wear and some toning
Thought to be the only known 1d Courier cover to the Americas and a very rare origin
Provenance: Tinsley (1990, lot 60), Sato
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