GREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black Mulready Letter Sheet, With Printed Advertisement Inside (SG Specialised ME1k, ME1n).
2nd Series, Forme 5, Stereo A250, uprated with 1841 1p Red Brown,
lettered Q-G, tied by well-struck black Maltese Cross with numeral "8"
with additional strike at left, from London with Sept. 26 despatch datestamp on flap and addressed to Colchester, containing "Atlas Assurance Company" printed advertisement inside,
Colchester Sept. 27, 1843 arrival datestamp on flap, couple file folds not affecting stamp or markings
VERY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONAL UPRATED MULREADY LETTER SHEET WITH A COMBINATION OF SCARCE PRINTING AND MARKINGS CULMINATING IN AN IMPRESSIVE SHOWPIECE.
Arguably in ranking order of importance (and catalogue value), the combination of the following traits tells the story as to the importance of this cover: a) Uprated with 1841 1p Red (SG Specialised £14,500), b) Number "8" in Maltese Cross (SG £3,000), c) Printed advertisement (SG £825) and d) Stereos from Forme 5 (SG £750). For comparison, just a normal 1p Letter Sheet catalogues £475.
With 1982 B.P.A. certificate
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