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Sale 1226 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 29 September-1 October, 2020

Category — Great Britain - Prestamp thru 1840 Penny Black and 2p Blue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1003
 
Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1003, Great Britain - Prestamp thru 1840 Penny Black and 2p Blue, GREAT BRITAIN, 1657 "An Act for the Setling of the Postage of England, Scotland and Ireland". Original eight page document of the Act from Sept. 17, 1656 and printed in London by "Henry Hills and John Field, Printers to His Highness the Lord Protector", light overall soiling as would be expected but in far better condition than normally encountered

VERY FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL PRINTED ACT BY PARLIAMENT FROM 1657 SETTING UP THE GENERAL POST OFFICE IN GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND. AN IMPORTANT PRE-PHILATELIC DOCUMENT FOR ANY POSTAL HISTORY COLLECTION.

This is the first act of Parliament that created the "Setling of one General Post Office, for the speedy Conveying, Carrying, and Re-carrying of Letters by Post, to, and from all Places within England, Scotland, and Ireland". The act also set out postage rates both within Great Britain and to major trading ports in Europe and even Constantinople.

E. 2,000-3,000
4,000
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