No Longer Available - CEYLON 1901 SGO20 Cover Royal Botanic Garden Peradeniya

Stock Code: P190010982

1901 (SP 12) printed O.H.M.S. envelope (with embossed Royal arms on flap) from Peradeniya to Washington, USA, franked by 1899-1900 'On Service' 15c blue, tied by PERADENIYA despatch cds. The face with very fine 'ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN / CEYLON / PERADENIYA' and 'J.C. Willis' sender's cachets, with New York and Washington (OCT 9) backstamps. Slight cover faults (including light crease through stamp), 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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