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Stamp auction - 24 July 2014 (realised prices)
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This auction took place on 24 July 2014. Estimates and realised prices are shown below for information only.
Sale 148 - 1840 Mulready Stationery
Lot Thumbnail   Description of lot Estimate Realised
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 2nd May Mulready One Penny Letter Sheet Stereo removed, addressed to Bromley, bearing a fine strike of 'Portugal St.1py P.Paid' in black and a clear d/stamp. 'P.D/MY 2/1840' with a superb strike on reverse of the shield type MY 2/1840 h/stamp in red, central vertical crease and some light soiling. A very good example of this very early date. Only eighteen covers recorded. Provenance J.B. Seymour, April 1951. (1) £12000 to 15000 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 7th May One Penny Letter Sheet Stereo A64 Forme 4, used from Exeter to Chipping Sodbury, neat orange MC with dispatch c.d.s. alongside for Exeter May 7 1840, horizontal crease o/w a fine early usage Mulready. Cat. £2600 (1) £500 to 600 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1840 Aug 25 One Penny Letter Sheet, cancelled orange MC, addressed to Cornwall. (1) £60 to 75 £86.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
Mulready Caricature John Doyle; large lithograph illustration (440 x 300mm) featuring Palmerston on the pedestal, inscribed 'foreign office,' Mr. O'Connell shouting 'Hurrah for Repeal' and an unhappy Lord Monteagle being read the ill success of his last financial scheme. The inscription at foot reads, 'Published May 26th 1840 by Thos McLean, 26, Haymarket,' some tone spots and peripheral faults. A very scarce caricature. Ex. Chartwell. £500 to 600 £500.00
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