1840 2d. Blue Plate 1 Lettered ‘G.H.’

£1,000,000.00

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Description

Bisected, ‘G’ used on 13th May 1841 and ‘H’ used on the 14th May 1841 both sent from ‘Hull’ to ‘Beverley’.

A superb pair of covers illustrating the usage of The World’s First Bisected Stamp.

Stanley Gibbons specialised catalogue states:

“We do not list the 1840 2d covers as the practice was unauthorised by the Post Office”.

This cannot be the case, as there are no ‘Tax’-‘Postage Due’ markings, so it must have been authorised by the Post Office.

Magnificent And Unique.

Certificates

R.P.S.

Provenance

Karl Louis