1843 2D BLUE PL.3 (SG14) HORIZONTAL PAIR (HK HL) EDINBURGH MALTESE CROSSES ON COVER TO KIRKWALL. Entire from Edinburgh to 'Alexander Bain Esqr Writer Kirkwall Orkney' dated 6 Dec 1843 with horizontal pair 2d blue (SG14) pl.3 lettered HK HL, with four close to fine margins, HL filing fold affects, but both tied fine to very fine strikes of the Edinburgh Maltese Cross in black (spec E1un). On reverse EDINBURGH date stamp DEC 8 1843. Unusual usage. (Ref 120015).