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Stamp of Great Britain » Postal Stationery 1850 postal stationery envelope to St Petersburg Russia
Lot 1302
Great Britain » Postal Stationery
Prix réalisé
1’000 GBP
Estimation
1’000 – 1’500 GBP
Date de vente
Tue 21 Sep 2021 at 11:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description:

1850/51 1d. pink postal stationery envelope to St Petersburg Russia via Belgium, cancelled by London branch office Paid ds in red, rated « 1/7 » in manuscript for the route via Belgium, The rate to Russia via Belgium was prepaid in cash the Prussian share (7d) and the Russian share (4d) are marked in red; a very rare and early overseas destination for a 1d. pink and believed to be the only recorded use to Russia; the black ink deleting the name of the addressee has been skilfully removed not detracting from the very fine appearance. Karl Louis Certificate (2001)