Lot 80040 -
Iconic Penny Black Cover to a Foreign Destination
1840 (Aug 27) Wrapper from Limerick, Ireland, to HAMBURG with two 1840 1d black blocks of four paying the 8d rate, tied by red MCs, endorsed "Per Packet from Hull", reverse with Limerick and Dublin ds, red "Hull Ship Letter" and "Schiffsbrief-Post / Hamburg" arrival cds, a stunning exhibition item, the only known such franking with two blocks of four Penny Blacks, one of the most famous and iconic covers of GB
Provenance: Ex Atkinson, Craveri, ....
Currently GBP 100,000
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