GB 1856 SGCC1 Cover - Tampico Crowned Circle
Stock Code: P189010160
1856 British Post offices Abroad. Very fine entire 1½-2oz cover from Tampico to Vera Cruz, rated in red "4/-" with a red "Paid/at/Tampico" Crowned Circle at upper right and a double-arc dispatch cds on reverse for SP.2.1856. A large black "5" (real) from the Mexican post office at foot denoting a charge due for delivery. Scheduled to be carried by Royal Mail steamer "Tay", unfortunately this ship ran aground close to Cape Rosco on route to Tampico, all mails were delayed for a month and taken by the next available Royal Mail steamer, "Conway" in October. Very scarce so fine.
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