Item # S007814
Nova Scotia Cover
1872 cover endorsed “James Rossey Steward / HMS Lapwing” and countersigned “Ed Wickham” to Hampshire with Great Britain One penny red Plate 138 tied by neat grid ‘466’ of Liverpool in transit, in addition to clear circular Paid / Liverpool / Br. Packet / 31 MY 72 CDS in red at left and Portsmouth arrival backstamp; light foxing and couple sealed tears. Carried per Inham “Caspian” which departed Halifax on May 21, 1872, arriving in Liverpool on May 31.
A very scarce Concession Rate cover originating from Nova Scotia, Fine The enclosed letter content reads in part: “… I have been in the greatest agony with a Neuralgia in the Head… the probable case cause I think is a bad berth to sleep in… coming from [Bermuda to Halifax] in three days the change was 36 degrees from heat to cold.”