1861 cover to Locarno, Switzerland, with a 2/- woodblock and a 6d rouletted paying the ¼ oz letter rate via Southampton, the stamps tied by barred cancels with a SANDHURST MA 23 61 dispatch cancel at the lower left of the cover. A red crown REGISTERED h/s a red circular ‘PD’ and red Registered Melbourne MA 25 61 cancels are on the front of the cover along with a London 20 MY and Angl. Calais 20 MAI cancels. A black CHARGE h/s completes the markings on the front. On the back are Paris, Basel and Lucarno 24 MAI 61 transit and arrival cancels. A very fine and colourful cover. No. 135 in Ben Palmer’s census.