FRANCE, 1863-70, 80c Carmine on Yellowish (36a; Yvert 32a).
Horizontal block of eight, choice centering, tied by six-point star of dots lozenges on oversize linen-lined cover to Mauritius,
red "Paris 1 Oct. 1863" double-circle datestamp, small red boxed "PD" handstamp, printed address and "VOIE DE SUEZ" routing instructions, small erosion in address area (linen lining shows through), Very Fine appearance, scarce use, with 1976 A. Diena certificate
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