Lot 40079
Great Britain » 1841 2d Blue
Prix réalisé
7’000 – 9’000 GBP
Date de vente
Thu 1 Dec 2016 at 11:00 (Europe/Zurich)
1843 (Oct 12) Cover addressed to General O’Donnell, Captain General of Cuba, to sail from Cadiz, with 1841 2d blue plate 3 irregular block of twelve and 1841 1d red (plus another detached), sent from Dromore and tied by black Maltese Crosses, paying the 2s2d rate via Falmouth Packet. According to Holcombe’s certificate « The letter was sent via London…and Falmouth direct to Cuba, the rate of postage being the only indication of its ultimate destination where on arrival no further charge was made for the internal delivery. …The irregular block has been folded over the top and around the edge of the lettersheet, which is toned by the climate and is splitting on the folds, these have been strengthened in places. A very rare lettersheet to a most unusual destination. » Probably the largest multiple of 1841 2d imperf on any cover going abroad and a great GB rarity Expertise: Cert. Holcombe