1853 folded letter to Rome, Italy, dated inside “Mahe, Seychelles, 18 Nov 1853”. The letter was carried to Mauritius where it received a red PACKET LETTER MAURITIUS DE 26 1853 datestamp. An Alexandria Egypte 20 Janv 54 cancel is on the front of the letter along with a straight line ‘VIA DI MARE’, applied on arrival. On the back is a Roma 6 FEB 54 c.d.s. and a manuscript ‘20’ decimi due charge. A very rare and early item from the Seychelles and in remarkably fine condition.