1878 cover with 1d with oval "Posted on Board "Iona" 23 AUG 1878" handstamp.

1878 cover with 1d with oval "Posted on Board "Iona" 23 AUG 1878" handstamp.
1878 cover with 1d with oval "Posted on Board "Iona" 23 AUG 1878" handstamp. 1878 cover with 1d with oval "Posted on Board "Iona" 23 AUG 1878" handstamp.
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1878 an envelope with contents written from Tigh-na-bruaich addressed to Edinburgh posted from Greenock and bearing a 1d rose-red issue tied by the Greenock "163" duplex dated for AU 23 78. The reverse of the cover bears the oval "Posted on Board / "Iona" / 23 AUG 1878 / D. Hutcheson & Co" handstamp in purple ink with an Edinburgh arrival mark. This cover was posted a year before Hutcheson became MacBrayne and before the start of the official packet service. Only two examples of this handstamp have been recorded. Bov#850

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