GB 1857 SG69 Cover to China
Stock Code: P167007392
1858 Overseas mail. Very fine cover to Shanghai, prepaid at the 6d per ½oz rate for a cover routed via Southampton by a 6d Deep lilac, neatly tied by a Liverpool "466" duplex for DE.3.1857. A London transit cds for the 4th and a Hong Kong receiving cds for FE.11.1858 on reverse.
Routed via Southampton the letter was carried by P&O steamers "Indus" (Southampton-Alexandria), "Nubia" (Suez-Galle), "Singapore" (Galle-Hong Kong) and "Fomosa" (Hong Kong-Shanghai). A couple of peripheral faults to envelope from careless opening nevertheless an attractive and scarce destination item.
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