Lot# 1 - Sales #3010-11 - NY 2016 Rarities Sales

  • Lot# : 1 Great Britain

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    1841 “Turned Cover” to and from Norwich and Scotow with Plate 6 “Penny Black” Franking, 1840 1d intense black, plate 6, EJ, large margins, tied by red Maltese Cross to pre-printed addressed entire with printed Church Diocese questionaire inside dispatched from 'NORWICH JA 4 1841', handstamped "Too Late" on reverse, "To the Minister of Belangh with Scottow, Norf.". Later the filled out printed questionaire with pre-printed addressee for return "To The Lord Bishop of Norwich", was turned, the already pre-franked 1840 1d intense black, plate 6, HE, large margins, cancelled by red Maltese Cross and dispatched from SCOTTOW (undated handstamp on reverse) to Norwich with arrival datestamp 'FE 4 1841' on reverse. A very unusual turned pre-printed Church Diocese questionaire form signed "Edwd Norwich" (Edward Stanley 1779-1849, Bishop of Norwich between 1837 and 1849) to check whether the incumbent (residing) Vicar John Lubbock (1800-1857) uses the Church property in Scottow and Belangh, which he does in both villages he acts as Vicar for. The two 1840, 1d. blacks from plate 6 were presumadly affixed by the sender and may originate from the same Post Office sheet.; 2014Karl Louis BPP cert. states: "Very few such questionaires with preprinted addressee 'To The Lord Bishop 01 Norwich' are known, but only one other such questionaire preserved as a complete 'turned entire' showing both pre-printed addressees 'To the Minister of ... ' and 'To The Lord Bishop of ... ' is recorded by me to date. "
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000 USD
    Hammer price : 1,800 USD