1841 1D RED PL.8 (SG7) LETTERED AG STATE II (SPEC AS55g) ON COVER. Wrapper Liverpool to 'Mefsrs. W and J Harris, Goat Mills, Nr. Cockermouth' with good to fine 1d red pl.8 (SG7) lettered AG, four very close but clear to fine margins tied very fine black Maltese cross. On reverse LIVERPOOL date stamp NO 23 1841. Stamp shows state II characteristic 'BASE SW SQUARE DOUBLED' (Spec AS55g). Letter enclosed half of a £50 bank note, to prevent theft through the mail bank notes were cut in half and sent in separate letters. (Ref 95811).