Transvaal 1894 Mocambique Combination +Vurtheim via Pretoria


1894 MOZAMBIQUE TRANSVAAL COMBINATION FRANKING: Postcard from Lourenco Marques via Pretoria to Barcelona, Spain. 10r blue on buff postcard uprated Luis I 25r violet (tiny tear at base) tied blue double oval DIRECCAO DE CORREIO postmark. Endorsed "Via Pretoria" at top with Transvaal Vurtheim 2d added. Backstamped Pretoria 21 OCT 94, London 11 12 94. The card with wonderful BI-COLOUR palimpset-written message! A lovely fresh & colourful representation of this exceedingly rare mailing arrangement. Photo-cert: Eichele BPB "A very rare card carried via Transvaal, COGH according to the 1/11/1891 contract between ZAR and the District of Lourenco Marques to take advantage of the finished Eastern Railway line (October 1894)." See additional image and of certificate.
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