lot # 3099 - europe France
1862: 80 c. carmine used on 1870 single rate entire letter endorsed 'Par l'Angleterre pour les Antilles (Amérique)' from St. Germain en Laye to St. Croix, Danish West Indies tied by 3638 gros chiffres with despatch cds (March 12) and framed PD above. Mailed via London (March 14) and thence on Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. 'Neva' to St. Thomas. A fine and attractive entire to a most unusual destination.rnrnNote: Interesting contents - 'Enclosed I hand you the photograph of the actual Spanish regent Serrano. According to our Newspapers the Americans are drawing nigh to our Island, they have bought the Bay of Panama'.
Catalogue 220: Europe & Overseas