FALKLAND ISLANDS 1897 SG16 Cover from Stanley to Washington official Department of Agriculture acknowledgement of receipt card

Stock Code: P201012563

1897 (DE 23) official United States Department of Agriculture Library printed acknowledgement of receipt card, sent by the U.S. Consul in Stanley to Washington, and underfranked by 1891-1902 ½d green, tied by type F1 cds. Accepted for despatch by the Falklands post office (perhaps as a courtesy to the sender ?), the deficiency was noted in London where a hexagonal tax mark (completed for 5c) was applied before being forwarded to the USA. Washington arrival ds on face (FEB 12) with 'COLLECT / POSTAGE 2 CENTS' h/s alongside. A couple of trivial blemishes of no significance, still an exceptional and very interesting usage. Carried on board the S.S. 'Ramses'. [The sender, John Harris Miller, a former Confederate soldier, spent four years as U.S. Consul on the islands, and is also remembered today as a humorist under the nom-de-plume 'Happy Jack'.]

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FALKLAND ISLANDS 1897 SG16 Cover from Stanley to Washington official Department of Agriculture acknowledgement of receipt card - £550.00


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