Lot 70045

Great Britain » The “Quercus” Collection » 1840 1d Black
Estimate: 2’000 – 2’600 GBP
Auction date: Fri 18 Jun 2021 at 09:00:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Auction: 2021 Spring Auction Series
Catalog: Great Britain
Sold for GBP 2’000

1840 1d Black pl.9 GE, fine to good margins, tied to 1841 (Mar 11) wrapper from Boston to Horbling (Lincolnshire) by Boston “traveller” or “skeleton” datestamp in yellow and light black Maltese Cross, missing sideflaps otherwise very fine, ex “Forrester”, cert. Mike Jackson (2014) which states “not only is the 1d black obliterated by an unusal cancellation in an unusual colour, but possibly it is the only recorded example of this Boston skeleton mark in any colour”.