Natal 1852 PREPAID Mark of Pietermaritzburg GPO, Rarity!


  • c1852 Wrapper addressed "F McGill Esq, Surveyor General's Office, P M Burg" endorsed "Paid" and bearing
  • F-VF strike in red of the elusive boxed PREPAID oblong handstamp as used at the General Post Office in Pietermaritzburg (Hart PS1).
  • Postage would have been paid at the 3d per ½oz letter rate valid at the time.
  • Very rare, few existing,
  • connoisseur's exhibition piece!
  • Ex Trotter. Illustrated pg258 "Southern African Mails".
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