1842 1D MULREADY WRAPPER KILMARNOCK 'STAMP AND TAX OFFICE' (SPEC MA236a, ex MA234a). A good used 1d Mulready wrapper, stereo A11, slight separation and some soiling from Kilmarnock to Stewarton cancelled fair strike black Maltese Cross of Kilmarnock (not distinctive). Within fine printed text from the Kilmarnock Stamp and Tax Office (MA236a, ex MA234a). At upper right printed text 'STAMPS AND TAXES, AYR, 15TH MARCH, 1842.' and in the middle 'the Sub-Collector at' with 'Kilmarnock' manuscript insertion. On reverse KILMARNOCK date stamp MR 17 1842 and STEWARTON MR 18 1842. Some faults but a rare Mulready advert with only 3 used examples recorded to date. (Ref 119173).