GB 1881 SG147,158 Cover - Earliest recorded use of the 3d (Wmk. Crown)
Stock Code: P190001669
1881 Overseas mail. Very fine triple rate mourning entire from London to Singapore, prepaid at the 1s3d rate by two 6d grey Pl.17 (Wmk. Spray) and a 3d rose Pl.20 (Wmk. Crown) all tied by Paddington W. "P/22" duplexes for JA.6.1881. Endorsed "Overland Mail" and routed via Brindisi, Alexandria, Suez, Aden, Galle, Penang and Singapore. Indistinct, lightly struck Singapore receiving cds on reverse. Ex. A.J. Lowe (1990) when described as possibly the earliest known usage of the 3d value.
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