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Can anybody help translate the note on reverse of this cover (at left) ?

An 1868 cover to Rawalpindi, India (now Pakistan) from Bellefonte, Pennsylvania oval "Sea Post Office" backstamp and Rawal Pindee arrival, forwarded to Murree with arrival backstamp and manuscript due.

Posted by Richard Frajola

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  1. Renee, 4 years ago
    Is this up for sale?
  2. Renee -butacup, 3 years ago
    I would love to find out if those are grilled stamps ? Are they
  3. Richard Frajola, 3 years ago
    #71, 30c Orange, crease and straight edge at right tied in combination with 3c Rose Grill, faint grill which is probably an E Grill (#88) to 3c red entire to Rawalpindi, India (now Pakistan) by Bellefonte, Pennsylvania duplex postmarks, purple Philadelphia Paid All exchange, correct payemt of 36c British Mail rate via Marseilles, London Paid transit, oval "Sea Post Office" backstamp and Rawal Pindee arrival, forwarded to Murree with arrival backstamp and manuscript due
  4. Renee-butacup, 3 years ago
    WOW sweet ery rare ? So whats the raw figure , how much is the apraisel ?
  5. Renee-butacup, 3 years ago
    WOW sweet ery rare ? So whats the raw figure , how much is the apraisel ?
  6. Renee-butacup, 3 years ago
    ooops i meant VERY RARE ,
  7. Renee-butacup, 3 years ago
    ooops i meant VERY RARE ,
  8. Renee-butacup, 3 years ago
    ooops i meant VERY RARE ,
  9. Richard Frajola, 3 years ago
    A second example from this same correspondence (the only other example I am aware of) was sold at auction on October 20th on New York for $7,475 including buyer premium. The stamps were two 12c #69s and a single 30c #71. This price despite the fact that it was incorrectly described as being addressed to Punjab rather than to what is now Pakistan and the destination town was now accurately rendered either. (Hawalpindee). The buyer had seen the example I showed on my census site and was aware of its rarity.

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