GB 1855 SG55 Cover to the Philippines

Stock Code: P223009803

1855 Overseas mail. Very fine entire from Preston to Manilla, Philippines prepaid by a cut to shape 1s green embossed (Die W.W.2) beautifully cancelled by a crisp Preston type 2 '628' sideways duplex for JU.8.1855. Endorsed 'Pr. Overland Mail' and carried by P&O steamers via Egypt, Ceylon and Hong Kong with a Hong Kong receiving cds on reverse for the 26th. With no agreement between the British and Spanish postal authorities for carriage of mail, letters to the Philippines at this time are rare.


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