GB 1861 SG40, 66a Cover London to Peterboro, Canada
Stock Code: P190013097
1861 Transatlantic mail. Very fine envelope sent from London to Peterboro, Canada. Prepaid at the single 8d per ½oz rate by a horizontal pair of 4d Rose (SG 66a) with an additional 1d Rose-red (SG 40) at lower left paying the 1d late fee both tied by London City "46" double numerals, backstamped by a blue London cds for MR.1.1861. sent via Liverpool per Cunard steamer "Arabia" to New York. Internally endorsed by the sender on the backflap and also on a small piece with several jokes "When is a lady like a poacher... when she has got her hair in a net". Minor damage at foot of left hand 4d nevertheless an attractive cover.
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