Lot 71384
Mauritius » 1859 Sherwin Issue (SG 40)
Price realised
14’000 GBP
15’000 – 20’000 GBP
Auction date
Fri 18 Jun 2021 at 15:00 (Europe/Zurich)

1859 (Dec 8) Wrapper from Port Louis to France with 1859 2d Sherwin vertical pair tied by black void barred ovals, rated “16” decimes, with French “via Suez” transit adjacent reverse, reverse with GPO despatch double circle ds, Paris and Bordeuax arrival, small amount of ink corosion on the address panel, horizontal filing fold affecting franking barely noticeable, very fine and very rare, with only seven Sherwin covers recorded of which only three are paying the 4d overseas letter rate, an exhibition showpiece, ex Burrus and Kanai, cert. A. Diena (1965) and Brandon (2007).

Catalogue reference: SG 40