Falkland Islands 1878 cover with fine franking (PT173)

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2015-06-26 12:05:58

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Falkland Islands 1878 cover with fine franking (PT173)

From the Falkland Islands to Bath

1878 (MY 13) cover to Edward Cobb Esq, 13 Grt. Bedford St., Bath, with very fine strike of large 'FALKLAND/PAID/ISLANDS'RED FRANK at upper right, with M/S '6' in red alongside to indicate single rate postage paid.

Fine type F1 despatch cdsat lower left, with Bath arrival backstamp of 'JY 1 78'.

1878 cover with fine franking1878 cover with fine franking

Carried by 'Black Hawk' from Stanley (15 May) to Montevideo, and thence by RMSP 'Mondego' to Southampton.

Slight toning, still fine. Very rare, with a total recorded population of only 22 'red frank' covers to the U.K. between 1876 and 1878, this being the last date of use, before the introduction of postage stamps on June 19.

1878 cover with fine franking, detail1878 cover with fine franking, detail

(PT173)

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