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cover 1854 (18 Oct.) entire letter from Calcutta to Genoa, bearing 1854 (6 Oct.) 2a. green strip of four (the stamp at left severed having been affixed around the left edge of the entire) neatly cancelled by diamond of dots, the strip additionally tied by manuscript "11" rate mark and framed "INDIA PAID" in red, and showing manuscript "18" and "10", the cover is marked "From Alexandria to Trieste by Austrian Steamer" in red ink at lower left. A splendid exhibition item which we believe to be the second earliest recorded 2a. cover

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cover 1854 (18 Oct.) entire letter from Calcutta to Genoa, bearing 1854 (6 Oct.) 2a. green strip of four (the stamp at left severed having been affixed around the left edge of the entire) neatly cancelled by diamond of dots, the strip additionally tied by manuscript "11" rate mark and framed "INDIA PAID" in red, and showing manuscript "18" and "10", the cover is marked "From Alexandria to Trieste by Austrian Steamer" in red ink at lower left. A splendid exhibition item which we believe to be the second earliest recorded 2a. cover
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