PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND 1869 SG6a Cover
Stock Code: P189010818
1869 (MAY 25) cover (blue envelope) from Charlottetown to George Town, franked at internal rate by 1862-69 2d rose, PERF 11¼ ALL ROUND, tied by rather heavy 9-bar obliterator with "PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND" despatch cds (day inverted) at lower left and same day arrival backstamp. Filing fold at left, but the stamp sound and of good colour and one of only two examples recorded on cover. A great rarity which emanates from the Spring 1869 printing, in which the Perf 11¼ gauge was normally used ONLY in combination with the 11½-12 gauge, and not alone.
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