Great Britain 1840 1d Mulready envelope Stereo A179, SGME2b

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Great Britain 6th May 1840 (first day of issue) hand coloured 1d Mulready envelope Stereo A179, SGME2b to Ipswich cancelled by a red Maltese Cross, with Finchurch Street handstamp.

Backstamped with black "B/MY-6/1840" and red "K/6 MY 6/1840" circular date stamps.

A superb quality hand coloured example of the 1d Mulready on the first official day of usage. A magnificent piece marking the beginning of the prepaid postage revolution.

A unique philatelic item being the only known hand coloured 1d Mulready recorded on the first day of usage on the 6th of May.

Accompanied with a British Philatelic Association (BPA) Certificate of Authenticity.

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