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The sleeping Beauty

1849, 1 kreuzer grey-black, plate 1, used in combination with 2 copies 1850, 1 kreuzer rose, plate 1, all in fresh colour and with good to mostly large margins, the black stamp originating from the upper sheet margin, used on small entire letter and tied by cogwheel "23" with adjacent  "BAYREUTH 24 11" to Münchberg. The upper rose stamp affixed with slight corner buckling (mentioned for accuracy only) otherwise in very fine and original state of preservation. A marvellous and most attractive colour franking with the first German postage stamp. The Köhler archive has registered altogether 7 other entires with colour frankings with the Bavaria 1 kreuzer-black stamp. Merely one of these is a further combination with a copy of plate 1 and just 2 other entires are recorded with a combination of equal denominations (both with 1 kreuzer black of plate 2). A marvellous combination letter and one of the major rarities of Bavarian and German States philately. This cover was only discovered recently (see the article on following pages) and has therefore never been offered at public auction before. Certificate Sem BPP (2018)

For further information on this sensational find see two-page article by Wolfgang Jakubek '168 Jahre Dornröschenschlaf '(168 years Sleeping Beauty) published in Briefmarken Spiegel in April 2018.