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Auction: 19010 - The Philatelic Collectors' Series Sale
Lot: 1144

Early Letters and Handstamps
1799 (1 Sept.) entire letter (written in late August) to London, rated "3/4" and showing a good to fine strike of the "barbadoes/sep 1 99" datestamp; minor creasing though very rare with only a handful of examples recorded, this being the earliest recorded example. Photo

Note: This handstamp was introduced in 1799 as a result of attempted fraud over the loss of a vessel in 1798
Basil Benwell, April 1985

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