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Worldwide & Great Britain - Mar. 2021

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

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    Lot 1374

    PICTORIALS, HAND-DRAWN - UNIQUE HAND-MADE "FISH" ENVELOPE POSTED WITH 1d RED & MX OF TAUNTON; Local 1 Feb. 1843 env. in the shape of a fish (hand-made from a single sheet of paper sealed with a small wax seal at one end; glued around the other 3 edges - space inside for a small enclosure) with hand-drawn fins, scales and eye (latter overstruck by "1" of date of cds) sent locally by post in Taunton to "Miss Lindon at Mrs. Foster's, Cannon Street Taunton". Endorsed "Free" because prepaid with a 1d Red (AH; good to wide margins all round, just touched at top right) tied by a very fine Maltese Cross with a fine matching "TAUNTON" cds on the front. Remarkable item; we cannot recall having seen any other hand-shaped covers of the 1840s that went through the post. Marvellous Exhibition Item.<b>Cross Reference</b>: 1841 1d REDS, SOMERSET

    Estimate: £400
    Realised: £1800

    Worldwide & Great Britain - Mar. 2021, Lot 1374

    PICTORIALS, HAND-DRAWN - UNIQUE HAND-MADE "FISH" ENVELOPE POSTED WITH 1d RED & MX OF TAUNTON; Local 1 Feb. 1843 env. in the shape of a fish (hand-made from a single sheet of paper sealed with a small wax seal at one end; glued around the other 3 edges - space inside for a small enclosure) with hand-drawn fins, scales and eye (latter overstruck by "1" of date of cds) sent locally by post in Taunton to "Miss Lindon at Mrs. Foster's, Cannon Street Taunton". Endorsed "Free" because prepaid with a 1d Red (AH; good to wide margins all round, just touched at top right) tied by a very fine Maltese Cross with a fine matching "TAUNTON" cds on the front. Remarkable item; we cannot recall having seen any other hand-shaped covers of the 1840s that went through the post. Marvellous Exhibition Item.<b>Cross Reference</b>: 1841 1d REDS, SOMERSET

    Estimate: £400  Realised: £1800 ×