BURMA 1881 SG. Cover India Used in Rangoon

Stock Code: P212016672

1881 (May 19) cover from Rangoon to Rhode Island, U.S.A., endorsed "Through Italy / Stamped 3 annas" and franked at 3a UPU rate (introduced 1 Feb 1880) by India 1865 2a brown-orange and 1873 ½a blue (Die II) horizontal pair, tied by three very fine bold strikes of "RANGOON / R-1" duplex. Re-addressed on arrival from Hope Valley to Bristol (R.I.), with clear backstamps of SEA POST OFFICE / B (MAY 31), New York (JUL 2) and Bristol (JUL 5). Cover faults (inclg tear at left of face panel and small piece missing at upper left), still a neat and scarce usage. [Although none of the cancels shows the year date, this has been derived from the Sea Post Office /B cds, used on S.S. Lombardy, departing Bombay 31/5/1881.]


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