1833 letter sent from Anvers (Antwerp, Belgium) to Lisbon, Portugal. At origin received three cachets all in red ink. The post-office double circles dated 11 AVRL and ANVERS 1833, one line "APRES LE DEPART" (too late) and P.P. for Pre Paid. M.s. directed the letter thru Perpignian. It was disinfected at Bercelona with vinegar. One horizontal slit, 20 mm long.
The 480 at top right is the Portuguese rate for a letter received overland via Spain weighting up to a quarter-ounce (7 grams).