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Lot 357

Great Britain, 1790 (Jan. 4) folded letter to Madeira with pre-printed "General Post Office" notice, of two letters having arrived by ship and requiring postage of 5 pence each before these can be forwarded, slight aging, believed to be the earliest example of these notices thought to have been introduced in 1789; this "Detained for Postage" system introduced for the collection of money on mail from overseas transiting London for continental Europe and Colonies marks the origin of the Postage Due system.
Estimate 400 - 500

Realized $300

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