Auction: 19015 - The Philatelic Collectors' Series Sale
The "Coventry" Collection Featuring 1852-76 Ship Stamps
1860-76 Issues, Covers
To The United Kingdom
1876 (12 Apr.) envelope via the Essequibo Steamer and Georgetown "Per Private Seamer London Direct Line" to London, bearing 1866-71 perf. 10c. 6c. milky blue cancelled by "
Note: An Essequibo River Steamer ran between the Penal Settlement and Wakenaan where mails would be handed over to the Georgetown steamer. This service ran between 1876 and 1880. See Townsend & How, pages 276-277 for a write up on the Essequibo River Steamer. The earliest date recorded by Townsend & Howe for the accountancy handstamp, pages 219-220, is August 1876, this being four months earlier
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