1848-59 Post Paid 2d deep blue on greyish, earliest impression, position 5 on the plate, very fine with large margins and used on 1849 cover to Calcutta (Dutt correspondence – see Kanai lots 28, 30), tied by circular grid in black, despatch cds MAURITIUS POST OFFICE MY 14 1849 on face, sent by the vessel „Princess Royal“, with Calcutta Ship Letter on flap for June 7 „Inland Bearing 1anna/ Ship do 2annas/ Total 3annas“ charge for Indian delivery, a rare cover (SG from £52’000)
Note: the letter missed the sailing of the „Catherine Orpen“, and was held for six days to be sent by the next available vessel, the „Princess Royal“
Expertise: Cert. BPA (1987)
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