Forwarded by Harnden & Co. Express from Boston.
Red circular handstamp on Jun. 25, 1840 folded letter from Boston to Baring & Brothers in London, England, forwarded to Liverpool with Great Britain 1840 1p Black (1),
I-F, ample margins to slightly in at top, tied by red Maltese Cross, sender's routing "By the Great Western",
"Bristol/Ship Letter" two-line handstamp, ms. ship letter rate crossed out upon forwarding with 1p stamp paying the rate from London to Liverpool, Jul. 16 and 18 backstamps, a bit worn along folds
VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USE OF GREAT BRITAIN'S PENNY BLACK ON A LETTER FORWARDED BY HARNDEN FROM BOSTON TO NEW YORK CITY FOR THE TRANSATLANTIC SAILING OF THE GREAT WESTERN.
With 1993 Jakubek certificate
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