Queensland 1862 Mourning Cover to California with Bisect 1/- SG 19,2022RPSV Cert
SG 14 X 3 & 19 X 1½
1862 (Dec 18) Mourning cover from Maryborough Queensland to San Francisco California, Via London. Bearing 1d Carmine-rose x 3 (1 single and a pair), Stamps trimmed at the top from overhanging the envelope, Also 1/- Violet SG 19 a single and bisected stamp to make 6d. Paying the 1/9d rate, Each tied by Rays 96 cancel of Maryborough with Maryborough date stamp (Dec 18, 1862) at lower left. Poor Brisbane Dec 19, 1862 Backstamp.
Red Manuscript "1/3" Credit to Great Britain, Carried from Sydney by P&O Bombayto Galle Suez, P&O Pera Alexandria to Southampton, Red London Paid (MR 23, 1863) transit cds, closed mail via New York to San Francisco, Red "San Francisco Cal, (MAY 6, 1863) Paid" exchange arrival cds.
Partial rear flap missing.
This cover is the earliest recorded use from Queensland to The United States and the only known 1/- Bisect cover.
Watermark Small star
Perf, Rough Perf 14-16