GB 1864-66 SG43,101 Cover - Ryde to Savanna La Mar, Jamaica
Stock Code: P201007736
1864-66 Isle of Wight/Overseas mail. Very fine cover from Ryde to Savanna la Mar, Jamaica prepaid at the 3d per ½oz ship letter rate by three 1d rose red Pl.83, tied by Ryde '666' duplexes for DE.31.1864, with a Kingston/Jamaica cds alongside for MR.18.1865 and a Savannah La Mar arrival cds on reverse for the 21st. Offered with a second cover from the same correspondence, this time prepaid at the 1s per ½oz packet rate by a 1s Green Pl.4 (Wmk. Emblems, SG101) again cancelled by a Ryde duplex this time for SP.16.1866 with a Savanna La Mar arrival cds for OC.8.1866. An interesting pair of covers, although the ship letter rate was a third of the price, the transit time was 82 days compared to 23 by the more expensive contract packet.
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