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cover 1885 envelope (roughly opened at left) from Kandahar to Quetta, Baluchistan bearing, on reverse, Afghanistan 1880-90 white paper 1 Abasi tied by "F NO 1" in square of bars, showing "GULISTAN KAREZ" (13.3) and Quetta (20.3) datestamps alongside, and framed "POSTAGE DUE/1 ANNA" h.s. Very rare, being one of only three known covers believed to have travelled initially through the Afghan postal system. Photo
cover 1885 envelope (roughly opened at left) from Kandahar to Quetta, Baluchistan bearing, on reverse, Afghanistan 1880-90 white paper 1 Abasi tied by "F NO 1" in square of bars, showing "GULISTAN KAREZ" (13.3) and Quetta (20.3) datestamps alongside, and framed "POSTAGE DUE/1 ANNA" h.s. Very rare, being one of only three known covers believed to have travelled initially through the Afghan postal system. Photo

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cover 1885 envelope (roughly opened at left) from Kandahar to Quetta, Baluchistan bearing, on reverse, Afghanistan 1880-90 white paper 1 Abasi tied by "F NO 1" in square of bars, showing "GULISTAN KAREZ" (13.3) and Quetta (20.3) datestamps alongside, and framed "POSTAGE DUE/1 ANNA" h.s. Very rare, being one of only three known covers believed to have travelled initially through the Afghan postal system. Photo
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