lot # 1310 - Great Britain stamps
1d. black, plate 4, PH, large regular margins, tied by red MC to lettersheet, "BISHOPS AUCKLAND" undated handstamp for dispatch on reverse, addressed to "Edward Pease, Darlington". Edward Pease (1767 - 1858), a woolen manufacturer from Darlington, was the main promoter of the Stockton and Darlington Railway, wich opened in 1825. He is often referred to as the "Father of the Railways".
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