Great Britain 1840 1d Mulready Lettersheet (Forme 6, Stereo A239), SGME1.
A very fine used example with an Atlas Insurance Company advertisement (MA103f), sent from Coventry to Hinkley and cancelled contrary to regulations at upper right by a very fine strike of the distinctive Coventry Maltese Cross. Backstamped at Coventry and Hinkley for AP.15 & 16.1843 respectively.
A magnificent example of this scarce distinctive Maltese Cross.
Provenance: Ex Mayflower Grand Prix Collection.
Accompanied with a 2010 British Philatelic Association (BPA) Certificate of Authenticity.