WONDERFUL 1s RATE FRANKING with fine cut-squared 10d EMBOSSED ISSUE (SG cat £3000 ). RARE Oxfordshire usage of this difficult issue on cover & lovely strikes 46 numerals. Most attractive. A very fine cover.
This is a nice 4-margin 1840 penny black on entire (folded letter, no envelope), cancelled with the rare and distinctivevermilion Maltese Cross of Bristol. The shade is confirmed by a clear Bristol circular date-stamp on the back, in the same ink.