Skip to comments.First postal order sold at action (UK 1881)
Posted on 02/10/2010 9:43:12 AM PST by C19fan
The perfectly-preserved payment, which has the serial number 000001, was the first of millions produced by the Post Office in Lombard Street, London, in 1881.
It sold for £4,485, smashing the guide price of £2,500.
Auctioneer Richard Beale, of Warwick and Warwick Auctioneers, said: This was a very unique item and as such went for a lot more than predicted. There were lots of bids from enthusiasts. Its been in the same family for over 130 years so the opportunity to own something as rare as this doesnt come up very often. Collectors were always going to have to dig into their pockets to own this and clearly they did.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
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