I have some questions about the Cavendish Auction Chislehurst cover.
Is this really a cover, or a manufactured/contrived item. The address side is much darker than the other paper. Could this be a piece glued over a clipping?
Also, were there absolutely no size limitations on mail? It is hard to imagine this item being accepted at a post office counter. If it were put in the mail stream, it would be in constant danger of being lost or discarded as a scrap.
"KENT - RARE TINY STAMP-SIZED 1897 COVER TO JERSEY - 30 Mar. 1897 'envelope' (folded to only the size of an 1881 1d lilac), the stamp cancelled with part 'CHISLEHURST/STAT[ION OFFI]CE cds, with original letter datelined 'Cleeveland' [sic]. A rare survivor."