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Description: 1874 beautifully hand-illustrated Alice in Wonderland envelope in the style of Sir John Tenniel featuring the Cheshire Cat, a Court Page (the address is on his back) & a Parrot in Legal Robes, used in Ireland with 'DUBLIN' duplex cancel on 1d Red Plate '108' (?) & fine 'GALWAY' arrival b/s, some minor soiling. [This and the next seven lots have remained in the addressee's family & have never before been on the market. Four of the envelopes bear the family crest 'IN TENEBRIS LUCET FIDO' embossed on the flap, which should help identify the illustrator]

Auction Category: GREAT BRITAIN - Postal History

Listed in: Postal History , GREAT BRITAIN , Postmarks - Duplex Cancellations , IRELAND , Illustrated Covers , Writers , Humour , Fauna - animals , Birds - Parrots , Fauna - birds , Early Imperforate Stamps , Art & Craft

Estimate: AUD$ 500.00

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Item was sold for: $1,300.00