GB 1868 SG115 Pl.4 Cover to Belize, Brit. Honduras
Stock Code: P189010035
1868 Overseas Mail. Very fine wrapper from London to Belize, British Honduras routed via the United States. Prepaid at the 1s per ½oz rate by a top marginal 1s deep green Pl.4 neatly tied by a London "SE/7" duplex for OC.15.1868 with a Belize arrival cds below for DE.1.1868. The reverse bears a quad-ranted "L" datestamp, applied in the London Foreign branch indicating the letter to be routed via Liverpool packets. From Liverpool the letter was carried by Cunard steamer "China" to New York, then overland to New Orleans then by private ship "Trade Wind" to Belize. "Trade Wind" belonging to Spofford Tileson & Co operated under a private contract with the Imperial government. A very unusual and scarce destination/routing.
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