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Auction: 20010 - The Philatelic Collectors' Series Sale
Lot: 1566

Great Britain
1840 Mulready
One Penny Envelopes
A144, dated 1840 (14 May), addressed to London with central red Maltese Cross cancellation overstruck by blue framed "PyP/No. 15" and (on reverse) "handsworth" in the same colour, red arrival datestamp (15.5); pressed vertical creases, very fine and an outstanding rarity. Believed to be the only recorded use of the Handsworth Penny Paid marking on a Mulready. Photo

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