Lot no. 1220

375th Auction



Catalogue no.1I

Opening2.000 €
Sold for1.500 €
Thiele 4 rbs. reddish-brown, 1st printing, plate I, pos. 99, used with numeral "20" on lettersheet with adjacent "KJØBENHAVN JRBPST EXP. 25/4 1853" to Frederiksborg with manuscript notation "found in the mail box with a previously used stamp" and charged "6" skilling in red crayon prepaid by the recipient. A very fine and rare item of postal fraud; the only recorded letter of this period franked with a previously used 4 rbs. Reference: J. Schmidt-Andersen, 'Danmarks Første Frimaerke'