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)
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