Today in Postal History

England to Prince Edward Island
September 1, 1866

This early registered cover was posted in Charing Cross Station
in London where it received a REGISTERED CDS.

The stamps were cancelled with three strikes
of a circle of bars surrounding W.C. and 4.

The destination was Prince Edward Island.
Its arrival there warranted a rimless September 11 arrival mark.

The cover is franked with two 1865 4 d. vermilion Victorias (one has 4 Ds in
the corners) and a pair of 1865 1 shilling green Victorias (SG 94 and 101).
The shilling values are wing copies with a margin mark on one.
I'm not sure why the 4 d. was placed over the 1 shilling.


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