Lot 2626Ceylon, 1857 (Jul. 11) Colombo, Ceylon to London, England, datelined folded letter fully prepaid via Marseilles, rimless "Colombo, Steamer Letter, JY 25" origin backstamp, rimless "British Packet Postage, Paid" handstamp and red crayon "8" credit rating, carried on P&O Nubia to Suez, and P&O Vectic from Alexandria to Marseilles, red London Paid (8.29) arrival cds, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
All markings except the London arrival were applied in Ceylon. The 8d credit comprised 5d to Great Britain for their share of the 6d uniform rate, plus 3d for French transit.