G.B. – Paquebots / Italy 1894 (Feb 18)

£150.00

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Description

Cover to England franked G.B. 1/2d and 1d (2), two stamps cancelled by Brindisi squared circle, the other stamp cancelled “PAQUEBOTS” (Hosking 1119, previously only recorded from 1895) with a further strike and a Brindisi datestamp alongside.  An exceptionally early use of this uncommon handstamp just 32 days after the introduction of Paquebot handstamps by the U.P.U.