1840 2d Plate 2 Earliest Known Registered Letter



SKU: M250134

1841 (25 Oct.) cover front and large part of one flap to Kendal bearing 2d. pale blue plate 2 DA (close to large margins all round) cancelled by a central strike of black Maltese Cross Norwich type 1 the cover marked Registered Letter and manuscript 1/- and showing the Norwich despatch c.d.s. on the flap. A dramatic cover especially with this distinctive Maltese Cross and the earliest registered cover bearing the 2d. blue plate 2. Illustrated in The Maltese Cross Cancellations of the United Kingdom by Alcock and Holland. Ex Alan Holyoake RDP FRPSL Grand Prix Collection of British and International Registered Mail