Today in Postal History

Ireland to Mauritius
September 4, 1870

This cover went into the mail in Strabane, Ireland.
For the rest of the explanation, you are all on your own.

This will be on the semester final, so study it well!

Here is a closer look at the stamps:

And here is a whole page of hints!

This is the sort of cover which can drive you mad!
Just locating all the identified markings is a chore.

The Japanese solve this sort of problem by pasting a
small sheet of paper on the cover to collect all the markings.

*My apologies to the poster who told me that the Strabane numeral was 412.
I lost my note and the attribution.


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