Canadian Pkt – ocean mail clerk – 1877, 3¢ SQ (2) tied by large grid cancel on Intercolonial Railway Office cover with ‘’Canadian Packet East’’ split ring, applied by ocean mail clerk on board the ship enroute to UK, during special handling, paying 6¢ Allan Line rate. Manchester and Clitheroe (b/s). An eye-popping rarity!
Addressed in the hand of Canada’s second Prime Minister, Hon. Alexander Mackenzie who held office from 1873-1878. During his tenure for the entire time as Prime Minister he also held the portfolio of Public Works.