1842 Entire SENT FROM FRANCE to England, franked with 1841 1d red pl.18 (fine to large margins, creased), just tied by Le Havre despatch cds and manuscript “9”, correctly charged as unpaid on arrival in the UK with “1/7” rate (10d English rate and 9d French 9 decimes charge), reverse with Paris, London and North Shields cds, a very rare usage of a British stamp used abroad and as far as we are aware, the earliest known cover, in an attempted usage abroad, to bear a GB stamp which has been struck by a foreign handstamp
Note: Includes transcript of the contents – a fascinating letter from a British Quaker observing and comparing religious worship in France
Expertise: Cert. BPA (1996)
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