Prince Edward Island 1862 2d rose die II on cover, SG1d

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Prince Edward Island 1862 (DE 16) cover from Belfast to Charlotte Town, franked at internal rate by 1861 2d rose, DIE II (from R2/5 on the sheet of 60), perforations 9, tied by light despatch 10-bar oval in red and arrival 8-bar oval in black. Backstamped with despatch and arrival (DE 17) datestamps, the former under-inked resulting in an almost complete albino impression, SG1d.

A very important unique cover of the highest rarity, being THE ONLY RECORDED FIRST ISSUE DIE II ON COVER. Some minor faults to be expected of a cover of this age, but overall a fine quality early piece of postal history.

Provenance: Ex Alan Griffiths (Spink 11 Apr 2012, lot 728). V.G.

Accompanied with a Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation certificate of authenticity (2003) as Scott 1 variety.

Prince Edward Island was previously administered as part of Novia Scotia until it became a separate colony in 1769.

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