FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE ROCHE'S CITY DISPATCH STAMP. ONLY THIRTEEN EXAMPLES RECORDED, INCLUDING SIX ON COVERS TO WHICH THEY BELONG.
A recent census by Stephen L. Gronowski, published in The Penny Post (Vol 5, No. 3, July 1995), lists four off-cover Roche's stamps and nine covers (this is believed to be number 8). Of the nine covers, three have stamps which appear to have been added.
With 1997 P.F. certificate