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Lot 70045 – 1840 1d Black pl.9 GE tied to 1841 (Mar 11) wrapper by light black Maltese Cross and Boston “traveller” datestamp in yellow,

Lot 70045 – 1840 1d Black pl.9 GE tied to 1841 (Mar 11) wrapper by light black Maltese Cross and Boston “traveller” datestamp in yellow,
Great Britain » 1840 1d Black and 1d Red plates 1a to 11
Price realised
2’000 GBP
Estimate
2’000 – 2’600 GBP
Auction date
Fri 18 Jun 2021 at 09:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description

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”.

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