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Sale 27: The Autumn Sale

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Great Britain Stamps and Covers

Lot 468    

Great Britain, 1854 London, England to Broadway, England. Blue Official envelope with red embossed "General Post Office Dead Letter Office" crest on black flap, cover with "Dead Letter Office" imprint on front at bottom left & "Returned Paid Letter" at top right with red London cds, interior of envelope with printed instructions, "The enclosed Post-paid Letter not having been delivered for Reason assigned thereon, was opened here by the Officer appointed by Her Majesty's Postmaster-General for that purpose, and is now returned to the Writer. General Post Office. ROWLAND HILL, Secretary." and printed partial 11 line: "CAUTION to the Public as to sending Property by the Post.-As it is not safe to transmit Letters containing Coin through the Post, Persons having occasion to remit small Sums, are earnestly recommended to make use of the Money Order Office. Money Orders, for Sums exceeding 5 pounds, are granted and Paid at every Post Town the United Kingdom, and at the principal Receiving Houses In London. Persons who may desire to remit Bank Notes or Drafts payable to Bearer, or other valuable Property, any register the Letter on being sent, the Numbers, Dates, and Amounts, should be carefully taken; and the safest course will be to cut such Notes, &c., in half, sending each half by a separate Post. With the great convenience thus …. for sending Sums at so low a charge and the power given of Regis …., it is hoped the public will in all cases in futu… s of these methods.", Very Fine and scarce.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $90

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