Ceylon

Ref: G4480
  • £2250.00

1861 folded letter to SHANGHAI, endorsed ‘via Singapore, with a strip of four 1d’s and a single 1d, all with good margins all round, though at the base of the second and third stamps, it is close. The stamps have been lightly cancelled by barred grid cancels. A red GALLE STEAMER LETTER MY 21 1861 cancel is on the back of the letter, partly overstruck by a Hong Kong JU 5 transit cancel. A very fine and rare cover to a very unusual destination.