GB 1857 SG69 Cover to China

GB 1857 SG69 Cover to China
1857 Overseas mail. Very fine cover to Shanghai, prepaid at the 1s per ¼-½oz rate for a cover routed via France by a horizontal pair of 6d Deep lilac (trimmed wing margin at right), tied by a London City "13" numerals. A blue Surbiton Hill UDC, Kingston on Thames and London cds's for MR.9.1857 and a Hong Kong receiving cds for AP.29.1857 on reverse.
Routed via Marseilles the cover was carried overland through France, then by P&O steamers "Valetta" (Marseille-Alexandria), "Hindostan" (Suez-Galle), "Pekin" (Galle-Hong Kong) and "Formosa" (Hong Kong-Shanghai). A scarce early cover to China.

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