Used on Id. Mulready lettersheet-July 1840, “Pr Great Western” to New York, additionally franked with 1d. Black, Plate Two, BE, cover and adhesive cancelled by red Maltese Cross, endorsed “Ship Letter” at top, “via Bristol” at foot and “P6” in manuscript indicating 6d. paid in cash to make up 8d Ship Letter rate, with Pentworth 20.7.40 double-arc-cds-the “20” altered in manuscript-and red “New York/Ship?Aug/9” arrived CDS, “14” New York charge mark at upper right.
Magnificent And Unique.