1840 1D MULREADY ENVELOPE UPRATED 1D RED PLATE ELEVEN (SG7) AND CANCELLED DISTINCTIVE MALTESE CROSS OF KENDAL. Fine used 1d Mulready envelope, stereo A176 from Kendal (Westmoreland) to 'Charles Abbot Esq Bower Ashton Bristol', minor imperfections but uprated with a fine 1d red from black plate eleven (SG7) lettered BK with fine four margins, Mulready and 1d red cancelled fine strikes KENDAL MALTESE CROSS SHOWING BREAK TO OUTER LINE. On reverse KENDAL date stamp JY 11 1841 in dark blue. A fine item of exhibition status, Jackson records 9 examples of this Maltese Cross between 26th July 1841 and 15th Feb 1844, this example pre dates. (Ref 120167).