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Auction: 21013 - Important Stamps and Covers of the British Commonwealth - Conducted behind closed doors
Lot: 3259

Registered Mail
1858 (Sept.) envelope registered from Melbourne to Switzerland, bearing Octagonal imperf 1/- (cut-into) and Woodblock imperf 2/- pair (lifted and re-affixed), all lightly cancelled by Barred Numeral "1", showing red ink "4/2", manuscript "6", large circular-framed "pd", "charge" h.s., London (20.12) and Calais transit datestamps and, on reverse, despatch and Basle datestamps. The envelope has been crudely repaired though the damage may have occurred in transit as it has three "Posted Calais Paris" seals on reverse. R.P.S. Certificate (2010) states "the franking is 8d. underpaid which could have been on the missing piece". Photo

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