1847 Lady McLeod cover valued at $40,000

An 1847 cover carried on the Lady McLeod, a steamship that operated on the island of Trinidad in the Caribbean, could make up to £30,000 ($39,828) at Spink.

Lady McLeod stamp

The Lady McLeod began offering a postal service in 1845

The lot will star in an auction of the David Pitts collection of Carribean stamps in London on September 19.

The letter was sent from the capital city of Port of Spain to San Fernando, a distance of around 30 miles.

It displays a special stamp created for the Lady McLeod that displays the ship’s initials but no value. This is because these stamps were available at different rates depending on how many were bought.

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