GB 1885 SG172 Cover Coquimbo, Chile to Ringwood
Stock Code: P190013205
1885 Maritime mail. Very fine envelope bearing a horizontal strip of four 1d Lilac (SG 172, Die II) paying the single 4d rate, tied by "F.B." (Foreign Branch) handstamps upon arrival in London. Addressed to Ringwood, Hampshire and backstamped accordingly for JU.27.1885. Written by Naval Cadet Edward Baird serving aboard HMS "Triumph" in the Pacific, the ships log records being stationed at Coquimbo, Chile during May & June 1885. The Mail Steamer "Ayacucho" picked up the ships mail bag on June 12th and transferred it to PSNCo "Patagonia" at Valparaiso, Chile then via the Strait of Magellan to Pauillac (Bordeaux) France and onto England. A very attractive maritime mailing.
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