No Longer Available - CANADA 1885 SG68, R6 Cover registered to England officially resealed

Stock Code: P201007563

1885 (OC 23) registered cover from Montreal to England, franked at 20c (triple UPU 5c rate postage + 5c registration) by 1868-90 Large Queen 15c deep slate and 1875-92 Registered Letter Stamp 5c deep green, tied by three 'REGISTERED' h/s with despatch cds below. 'REGISTERED / E.D.O.' and 'MILE END RD No 291' backstamps (3 NO). Insufficiently addressed for delivery and forwarded to the Returned Letter Office with 'LONDON E / R L' cds (NO 4) on face, where it was officially resealed (m/s notation on reverse 'Worn open.' and 'Contents Power of Attorney' in magenta ink). Rather battered and travel worn (cardboard stiffener inserted to prevent further deterioration), nevertheless a fascinating and rare survival, amply demonstrating the efforts made to try and deliver an obviously important registered article (the reverse annotated and signed by the various postmen who tried to enact the delivery).


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