1847 entire to Bordeaux, put into the British Post Office and bearing on reverse red unframed Porto Cabello date stamp, annotated to go via West Indies Packet. Front with framed London accountancy COLONIES/ &c ART.13, French entry cds for Boulogne, arrival backstamp.
1869 (Sep 1) entire from Cuidad Bolivar, Venezuela to Philadelphia with fine red Cuidad Bolivar Paid cds of British Post Office, routed via Trinidad where 1d. lake (SG 69) added and tied D22 obliterator with N.Y. Steamship 10 (Sep 21) alongside. Reverse with Trinidad transit of SP 5, St Thomas transit of SP 13 and arrival cds of Sep 21. Fine and rare, Exhibition piece. R.P.S.L Cert 2001.