GB 1882 SG160 Pl.17 Cover Naval Officers mail from Chile

Stock Code: P178007448

1882 Naval Officers Mail. Very fine cover prepaid by a 4d Grey-brown Pl.17 (Wmk. Crown) neatly cancelled by a London "10" numeral. Addressed to a Miss Hilda Stephens of Beckenham, Kent with a receiving cds on reverse for MY.24.1882 alongside a printed "HMS. Thetis" on reverse flap. Initialled "P.W.S" by the writer Capt. Prescott W. Stephens on obverse, the Thetis at this time recorded as stationed at Valparaiso in Chile. Although not endorsed by any particular route, the letter was almost certainly carried by PSNCo. steamer "SS Aconcagua" via the straits of Magellan to St. Pauillac (Nr. Bordeaux) thence by closed bag overland to Calais and London.
Capt. Stephens never returned to the UK dying at sea a few month later in August 1882. Ex Geoff Osborne.

£475.00

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GB 1882 SG160 Pl.17 Cover Naval Officers mail from Chile - £475.00

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