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A Mulready Postal Stationery Letter Sheet.
(The Post Office.) [1840] Folded as issued and addressed to Miss Waddington of Boston, Nr. Wetherby, Yorkshire. The flap-overs are printed with Post Office advertisements for stamps and sheets. Stamped with red cross and postmarked Whitby No.6 1840. A little stained on flaps with small seal tear.An example of the famous printed letter sheet, designed by the artist William Mulready, as issued in May 1840 with the diamond-shaped Mulready envelope and the penny black stamp. The letter sheets and envelopes - which were purchased by the dozen - provided pre-paid postage but were unpopular compared with stamps; they were valid until withdrawn in 1842 and remaining stocks were pulped. PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT.
      [Bookseller: Jarndyce Rare Books]
Last Found On: 2018-01-09           Check availability:      Direct From Seller    


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