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Lot #915

BRITISH COMMONWEALTH TRINIDAD

1847 (12 May) large part of a FL from San Fernando to "Messers. Taylor, Graham & Argus" at Port of Spain, bearing "Lady McLeod" (5c) blue, ample to large margins nearly all round, neatly canceled with a pen cross, address panel with a fold professionally repaired vertical fold and lacking side panels, otherwise attractive, with the stamp in unusually fine condition (as opposed to the many of the known examples being torn or with other faults), Pemberton, Wilson & Co. handstamp on one flap and signed by LUFF. Livingston, with 1982 Holcombe and 1992 Royal certificates (each commenting that the stamp has been lifted and replaced, the latter also commenting on the cover having been cleaned). A splendid sound and exceptionally fine example of the iconic Lady McLeod on cover, ex- Cox, Dibble, Mellor and Melat collections (also illustrated on page 10 of "The Private Ship Letter Stamps of the World" by Ringstrom and Tester). In the 19th Century, sugar and cacao plantations dominated the economy of Trinidad and the B
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