No Longer Available - CEYLON 1900 SGO14 Cover Royal Botanic Garden Peradeniya

Stock Code: P190010980

1900 (JY 11) printed O.H.M.S. envelope (with embossed Royal arms on flap) from Peradeniya to Turin, Italy, franked by 1895 'On Service' 15c sage-green, tied by PERADENIYA despatch cds. The face with mostly fine 'ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN / CEYLON / PERADENIYA' and 'J.C. Willis' sender's cachets, with partial Sea Post Office and Turin backstamps. Minor cover blemishes, still a very neat and extremely scarce usage. [N.B. John Christopher Willis was director of the Peradeniya Botanic Garden from 1896 to 1912, during which time he authored 'Annals of the Royal Botanic Gardens Peradeniya, Vol I-IV'.]


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