London 2020 Private Treaty Sale


 
Lot 36



Canadian Provinces: Prince Edward Island, 1869 (late May), sensational thrice-forwarded cover from Charlotte Town to Paris, franked by eight examples of #6 (3 singles, a pair plus a strip of 3), each manuscript cancelled with an "X" and light strikes of barred oval handstamp cancels; London "PD" oval, Liverpool Br. Packet, and crayoned "1/2" markings in red, and June 16 Calais entry in black all on front; reverse a melée of addresses (one crossed out), transits and receivers, etc.; one stamp wrapped around right side of envelope, part of backflap missing from opening. A remarkable and unique franking to France - if you like well-traveled covers, this one's for you, Very Fine; with 2004 Greene Foundation certificate.

The 2s franking prepaid the double letter rate with 1s2d Sterling credit to Great Britain, which came into effect Jan. 1, 1861.


Price: $7,500.



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