Lot 80040
Great Britain » 1840 1d Black and 1d Red plates 1a to 11
Prix réalisé
100’000 – 120’000 GBP
Date de vente
Fri 4 Dec 2020 at 10:00 (Europe/Zurich)

Iconic Penny Black Cover to a Foreign Destination

1840 (Aug 27) Wrapper from Limerick, Ireland, to HAMBURG with two 1840 1d black blocks of four paying the 8d rate, tied by red MCs, endorsed « Per Packet from Hull », reverse with Limerick and Dublin ds, red « Hull Ship Letter » and « Schiffsbrief-Post / Hamburg » arrival cds, a stunning exhibition item, the only known such franking with two blocks of four Penny Blacks, one of the most famous and iconic covers of GB

Provenance: Ex Atkinson, Craveri, Shaida & Gross

Expertise: Cert. BPA (1990)