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1840 Mulready Cover

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RichardB

To Marcus Smith at the Corn Exchange.

The original idea was that you bought a Mulready sheet, wrote your letter on it and the cost covered the postage. Then along came the Penny Black ...

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SteveHB

Smith Marcus, land surveyor, Corn Exchange, (1839).

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SteveHB

Smith Marcus, land surveyor, Corn Exchange, house: Westfield terrace, (1833).

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SteveHB

A Marcus Smith worked for the Duke of Norfolk, could be the same person.

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RichardB

Jno Fowler, Steel Refiner, Occupation Road (Rodgers Directory of 1841).

Some "stamp collector twaddle" :

SGME2 1840 1d. Mulready Envelope. Forme 2. Stereo "144".

Used example sent to SHEFFIELD cancelled by two strikes of the black MC with a dot in the centre... the second strike placed contrary to regulation at right. Reverse with a YORK SP. 13. 1841. c.d.s. and arrival for the following day.

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RichardB

Willson Younge, Solicitors.

Front uncancelled, posted on "the third Sunday".

1840 Mulready 1d. letter sheet (stereo covered by seal) used on May 24th 1840, the third Sunday, from Leeds to Sheffield, the front uncancelled, ''LEEDS/MY 24/1840'' c.d.s. on reverse, a little toned on reverse, otherwise fine and most unusual, the front exceptionally clean, a rare use contrary to regulations. Photo. Price Realised £1600

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Any ideas about "the third Sunday ?", I know but then, I'm a genius ... ish.

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