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CEYLON - Postal History
1842entire to Kandy with light but fine strike of the rare octagonal '[crown]/COLOMBO/POST FREE/14NO14/1842' with Reversed 'S' d/s in red (Proud #OPD8; the later of only two recorded examples) partly across a very fine colourless embossing of the rare 'CEYLON/[crown]/DIEU ET MON DROIT/GOVERNMENT' device (the earliest of only 5 examples recorded). One of the most important items of the pre-stamp period, and of remarkable quality, being thought to be the finest of the five recorded examples. Ex Ted Proud. [This Colombo Free marking doesn't conform to any of Oxley's listings]