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Lot 70000 – Pre Stamp Essays 1839 Mercantile Committee Printed

Stamp of Great Britain » 1839 Treasury Competition Pre Stamp Essays 1839 Mercantile Committee Printed
Lot 70000 – Pre Stamp Essays 1839 Mercantile Committee Printed
Great Britain » 1839 Treasury Competition
Price realised
2’200 GBP
Estimate
1’800 – 2’000 GBP
Auction date
Fri 9 Dec 2022 at 09:00 (Europe/Zurich)

1839 Mercantile Committee Printed entire headed “the fears of the paper makers and stationers about collecting postage by means of stamps allayed”, showing an example of an essay by Charles Whiting in red, black and white, affixed to the address panel on the reverse; a fine, very rare and important document trying to allay the fears of the public regarding the use of postage stamps, believed to be 5 or 6 in private hands.

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