1855 MAIL LONDON TO FRANCE/4D CARMINE (SG62) X 2 VERY EARLY USE/LATE FEE. Fine letter London to Lyons France dated 8 August 1855 with pair of 4d carmine watermark small garter (SG62), one with wing margin trimmed at right paying 8d postage, also die 1 1d (SG17) lettered KD, perfs trimmed at foot, stamps tied neat "16" numerals of the London Inland Office. On front oval "PD" in red-orange and CALAIS date stamp 9 AOUT 55. Early use of this 4d stamp which was only introduced on the 31st July 1855. (Ref 113288).