Lot# 3572 - Auction 218-221
British Post Offices 1858 (Jan 28): Entire letter from Rio Grande do Sul to Cadiz, Spain endorsed 'p. Steamer', mailed via Forwarding Agent BAIRD LE COQ & Co. / RIO DE JANEIRO with oval cachet on front, reverse showing RIO JANEIRO British P.O. cds (Feb 13) in black and thence via Steamer 'Avon' to London (March 17). Struck with framed "Returned for / Postage" in red and the sum of '3/2d.' paid and entire forwarded on to Cadiz where charged '8R' (reales) in blue-green (April 4) due from recipient. A charming and rare entire.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 500 CHF
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