Lot# 306 - Auction 234-243
1863/66: 1 d. deep blue, wmk. Crown CC, perf. 12½ used on 1865 cover originally addressed locally from Colombo to the Postmaster General of Ceylon at Nuwera Ellia cancelled by barred oval obliterator in black. The cover re-addressed on arrival to Rome, Italy (a rare destination for Ceylon mail of this period) via Marseilles (July 5), with 'Roma / Via di Mare' arrival on reverse (July 8). Again re-addressed to Watford with both London and Watford datestamp (July 24). The cover with faults and part wax seal at left where Italian Due label would have been applied, charged 1 s. 4 d. due upon eventual receipt. Cert. RPSL (2016).
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 320.00 CHF
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