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1840 One Penny Black and Two Pence Blue

1840 One Penny Black and Two Pence Blue

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1840 2d. blue plate 1 TF, fine used on 1841 (Sept.) cover from London, addressed to "R.F. Guppy Esq./Great Western Steam Ship Co./Bristol", tied by black Maltese Cross with a good strike of the London scalloped "SUN"datestamp in red (this c.d.s. rarely seen after 1839). Also an 1833 cover from London showing fine red scalloped "SUN"c.d.s. Bristol businessmen Thomas Guppy and his brother Robert, worked closely with his friend Isambard Kingdom Brunel, recruiting investment for the establishment of the Great Western Steam Ship Company in 1836. This covers shows a combination of the 1840 2d. blue and Sunday mark that is likely to be unique. Photo.

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