GB Advert Cover ALBERT SMITH Letter India OVERLAND MAIL 1854 London V.RARE A4G4
GB Advert Cover ALBERT SMITH Letter India OVERLAND MAIL 1854 London VERY RARE.
A MAGNIFICENT early INDIA OVERLAND MAIL advertising showpiece. Autograph letter clearly signed "Albert Smith" and ILLUSTRATED COVER featuring modes of transport involved in this historically important PIONEER MAIL SERVICE which shortened the delivery time of India mail. Vignettes feature a STEAMSHIP, RAILWAY TRAIN, CAMEL POST & Pyramids of Egypt on reverse. Cover posted pre-paid One Penny in cash & sent locally within London. AN EXTREMELY RARE PAIRING in this exhibition quality. Superb for items of this type & period. Please look at all the scans to help form your own opinion.