TASMANIA 1881 SG139, 156a, 158 Cover
Stock Code: P190005789
1881 (25 AP) registered cover from Longford to Switzerland, franked at 1s3d by 1871-91 Chalon 6d dull reddish lilac, perf 11½, and 1878 DLR perf 14 1d rose-carmine and 8d dull purple-brown, cancelled / tied by individual "54" numerals, with LONGFORD despatch cds alongside. Endorsed "via Colombo" (corrected to "Italy"), and "Registered No 168" in M/S, with straight line "REGISTERED" H/S on face. On reverse, partial Launceston transit cds, and AMBULANT and GENEVE Swiss cds (both 20 VI 81). Minor faults, still a fine and attractive three-colour, mixed issue franking to a scarce destination.
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