Natal 1875 Rare Shield Nos 4, 45, 46, 51 & 55 Postmarks on Cover

CHF1,325.00

1875 Envelope (6 APR) endorsed "Via Kearsney & Umpumulo" to Hermannsburg franked QV 1d tied barred oval numeral 4 (Umhlali). On front is accompanying VF strike of the rare type L1 shield type cds incorporating numeral 4 (also Umhlali) dated 6 4 1875. Also L1 shield type cds 45 (Kearsney) dated 8 4 1875 whilst on reverse are L1 shield types 45 (Kearsney), 46 (Hermannsburg), and type L2 of 51 (Stanger) & 55 (Umpumulo). F-VF, a seldom encountered illustration of multiple use of these rare shield postmarks. This cover is illustrated in "The Postal Markings of Natal" by Hart, Kantey & Leon, Page 21. See additional image below.
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