cover 1842 (24 Sept.) entire letter from Hull to Malta bearing 1841 1d. (2) with clear Maltese Cross cancellations and showing clear Hull c.d.s. in blue alongside and with circular-undated "HEDON" on reverse; the letter missent to Manchester and showing curved-framed "MISSENT TO" above Manchester c.d.s. for 25 September, both in reddish brown, eventually sent on to Malta with arrival c.d.s. for 12 October on reverse; a further double arc d.s. for 25 October tying the two 1d values, presumably after the addressee could not be found, the letter being returned to the sender with manuscript notation "Gone away not known where". A rare and very unusual item. Photo

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cover 1842 (24 Sept.) entire letter from Hull to Malta bearing 1841 1d. (2) with clear Maltese Cross cancellations and showing clear Hull c.d.s. in blue alongside and with circular-undated "HEDON" on reverse; the letter missent to Manchester and showing curved-framed "MISSENT TO" above Manchester c.d.s. for 25 September, both in reddish brown, eventually sent on to Malta with arrival c.d.s. for 12 October on reverse; a further double arc d.s. for 25 October tying the two 1d values, presumably after the addressee could not be found, the letter being returned to the sender with manuscript notation "Gone away not known where". A rare and very unusual item. Photo
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