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Auction: 20010 - The Philatelic Collectors' Series Sale
Lot: 1531

Great Britain
Postal History
1807 (13 Feb.), entire letter from Philadelphia to Leeds, sent unpaid by Private Ship, endorsed "Latona" (deleted) and sent via the ship "Abigail", with very fine double oval "Ship Letter/(Crown)/hull" (Robertson S.3) and rated "1/10" in manuscript; the entire has been strengthened by archival tape along some internal folds. A major maritime rarity and the finer of the two recorded examples of the Ship Letter/Hull marking. Photo

Ex Alan Robertson and illustrated in his reference catalogue "A History of the Ship Letters of the British Isles"

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