Lot 50310 – Canada

1858 (Sep 1) Envelope from Simcoe to England with 1852-57 3d Beaver underpaid

1858 (Sep 1) Envelope from Simcoe to England with 1852-57 3d Beaver, with partial private perforations but cut from the sheet (in at right, see SG footnote after SG23), tied by faint “43” numeral with despatch cds adjacent, only paying the inland rate and endorsed “7d cy” (to make up the 10d rate), which was changed to 6d on arrival along with “MORE to PAY” hs, reverse with Hamilton, Pkt Letter Liverpool and London transits, front with Andover arrival, believed to be one of only two Beaver frankings underpaid to the UK, a very rare transatlantic item

Estimate 2’000 – 2’400 GBP
Auction date Fri 7 Jun 2019 at 12:00:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Sold for GBP 1800

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