Great Britain 1840 1d Mulready Envelope Forme 2 Stereo A148, SG ME2.
Very fine used example sent from London to Torquay, neatly cancelled by a crisp strike of an orange-red Maltese Cross with a blue T.P Charles St West handstamp at lower left. Backstamped with a London dispatch circular datestamp for MY.6.1840. (First day of issue) on top flap which opens out well for display.
Minor soiling as usually seen and couple trivial wrinkles, nevertheless a very rare 'First day of issue' Mulready and highly important piece of postal history. The SG Great Britain Queen Victoria Specialised Catalogue 2011 lists a price of £18,000.