Details For Cover ID# 27382

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Cover Type: Foreign (other)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Oct 5, 18
Edited on:Oct 6, 18
Postmark: Jan 28, 1870
Origin: Sydney, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
Destination: London, UNITED KINGDOM

New South Wales 1860 issue 6p violet perf. 13 (Scott #40) tied by Sydney Jan 28 1870 duplex postmark on cover to London. Red "London Paid AA Mr 26 70" arrival cds. 57 days transit.

This cover went via P&O (Peninsula & Orient Steam Navigation Company) steamships as follows:
Geelong: departed Sydney 29 Jan. 1870, arrived Galle, Ceylon 20 Feb.
Mooltan: departed Galle 23 Feb., arrived Suez 10 Mar.
Delhi: departed Alexandria, 14 Mar., arrived Southampton 26 Mar.

Note: Although the Suez Canal officially opened 17 Nov. 1869, British mails did not transit the canal until 11 August 1874.   Information courtesy of John Barwis.

Owner's ID: 2011
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No