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cover 1816 (5 June) entire from Madras to Scotland, showing a fine strike of the very rare intaglio "SHIP LETTER/Crown/MADRAS" c.d.s. (Hammond Giles SD2) in conjunction with framed "UNPAID" (SD3), also showing Crowned "INDIA PACKET LETTER" oval d.s. and various other markings; repaired tears at left and other faults, nevertheless an appealing and notable pre-adhesive rarity. Photo
cover 1816 (5 June) entire from Madras to Scotland, showing a fine strike of the very rare intaglio "SHIP LETTER/Crown/MADRAS" c.d.s. (Hammond Giles SD2) in conjunction with framed "UNPAID" (SD3), also showing Crowned "INDIA PACKET LETTER" oval d.s. and various other markings; repaired tears at left and other faults, nevertheless an appealing and notable pre-adhesive rarity. Photo

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cover 1816 (5 June) entire from Madras to Scotland, showing a fine strike of the very rare intaglio "SHIP LETTER/Crown/MADRAS" c.d.s. (Hammond Giles SD2) in conjunction with framed "UNPAID" (SD3), also showing Crowned "INDIA PACKET LETTER" oval d.s. and various other markings; repaired tears at left and other faults, nevertheless an appealing and notable pre-adhesive rarity. Photo
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