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Lot 70051

Great Britain » The “Quercus” Collection » 1840 2d Blue
Estimate: 3’000 – 4’000 GBP
Auction date: Fri 18 Jun 2021 at 09:00:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Auction: 2021 Spring Auction Series
Catalog: Great Britain
Sold for GBP 2’400
Description:
1840 2d Blue pl.1 JL, just cut into at lower right, on 1840 (Aug 25) 1d Mulready wrapper from Saltcoats (Scotland) to London, tied by red Maltese Cross with Britannia cancelled contrary to regulations by Saltcoats boxed despatch ds, with faint ms “1” at left for the 4d rate, reverse with further despatch and arrival cds, some staining, still an impressive uprated Mulready, illustrated in R&J vol.3 p.546, cert. Mike Jackson (2014).