A postage envelope with a design by the Irish painter William Mulready (1786–1863), the designer of the first penny postage envelope (1840).
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- Highlights were a Mulready from 1840, a ‘Weekend Telegraph’ used in 1918, a handwritten signed letter from Don Bradman (with other cricket thematic material) as well as the recent 24p GB Forgery used on cover.
- The Mulready envelope was introduced at the same time as the Penny Black stamp.
- To complete this wonderful section, we have a Mulready 2d envelope dated 1st March 1841 addressed to Tobago in the West Indies.