This J.C. Wilson British Ensign (Tattered) cover has been postally used from Kingston, Jamaica to Hamburg, Germany, a rare use. Addressed to Messrs. Hesse, Newman & Co., the cover bears two 1d Llandovery Falls Jamaican stamps, no. 31, issued in 1900, and a Half Penny Queen Victoria stamp, no. 16 from 1883 through 1890. The stamps total 2½p, half the postage used for the previous cover, hence the short paid markings. The cover has a blank back, making it Henry Gates’ variety E-1, but with the flap imprinted “MARCHALLECK & CO, MORANT BAY, JAMAICA WI”.
Below, the reverse of the cover showing a back stamp from Kingston dated March 20, 1902, and Hamburg dated April 3rd.