lot # 3085 - europe France
1863/70: Laureated 80 c. rose and 1870 Siège 20 c. blue used on 1871 single rate cover from Paris to Akyab, Burma tied by Les Ternes 3921 gros chiffres with despatch cds at left (Aug 12) and framed PD in red also on front. Carried on the 'Pera' of the P&O Line to Alexandria and from Suez on the P&O Steamer 'Deccan'. Reverse with oval SEA POST OFFICE in blue (Aug 27) and red Calcutta transit cds (Sept 10). A few imperfections but a remarkable cover to a rare destination.
Catalogue 220: Europe & Overseas