1869 "A99" MAIL BOAT CANCELLATION ON COVER. 1869 envelope to Regents Park with 6d lilac pl.6 (SG104) lettered FI, perfs trimmed at left but tied fine to very fine strike of the rare "A99" barred numeral used on Mediterranean mail boats and given to "Mr Gilpin for service on the Alexandrian Line". On front LONDON-NW/PAID cds AP 25 69 and on reverse flap embossing "H.M.S. STAR". RPS Cert 165414. (Ref 93618).