1842 2D BLUE PL.3 ON COVER NAMPTWICH (CHESHIRE) TO STOURBRIDGE WITH NAMPTWICH MALTESE CROSS. Fine entire Namptwich to 'James Foster Esqre Stourton Castle Stourbridge Worcestershire' dated 9th November 1842 with fine 2d blue pl.3 (SG14) lettered GC with four close to fine margins, tied fine strike Namptwich Maltese Cross in black. On reverse NAMPTWICH date stamp NO 7 1842. Filing fold well clear of stamp, unusual provincial usage. (Ref 120070).