cover 1866 (Feb.) envelope to Liverpool, marked "Pr Messag. Imperiales via France", bearing 8p. purple, 2a. orange and 8a. carmine, each cancelled "B/172" and tied by blue firm's cachet, showing red crayon "1/3", London Paid transit d.s. (6.3) and, on reverse, "SINGAPORE/P.O." c.d.s. and arrival d.s.; a few minor faults and the envelope slightly toned, nevertheless a scarce and colourful franking. Also an envelope from India ex the same correspondence franked at 6a. Holcombe Certificate (1993). Photo
cover 1866 (Feb.) envelope to Liverpool, marked "Pr Messag. Imperiales via France", bearing 8p. purple, 2a. orange and 8a. carmine, each cancelled "B/172" and tied by blue firm's cachet, showing red crayon "1/3", London Paid transit d.s. (6.3) and, on reverse, "SINGAPORE/P.O." c.d.s. and arrival d.s.; a few minor faults and the envelope slightly toned, nevertheless a scarce and colourful franking. Also an envelope from India ex the same correspondence franked at 6a. Holcombe Certificate (1993). Photo

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cover 1866 (Feb.) envelope to Liverpool, marked "Pr Messag. Imperiales via France", bearing 8p. purple, 2a. orange and 8a. carmine, each cancelled "B/172" and tied by blue firm's cachet, showing red crayon "1/3", London Paid transit d.s. (6.3) and, on reverse, "SINGAPORE/P.O." c.d.s. and arrival d.s.; a few minor faults and the envelope slightly toned, nevertheless a scarce and colourful franking. Also an envelope from India ex the same correspondence franked at 6a. Holcombe Certificate (1993). Photo
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