Natal 1852 POST OFFICE / PM BURG Oval on OHMS Letter, Rare


  • 1852 Folded letter wrapper headed "On H M Service" (with countersignature at lower left authorising the free postage)
  • addressed to "The Honble J Bird Esq, Acting Surveyor General, Natal" bearing
  • superb strike of the rare oval "POST OFFICE / P.M.BURG" handstamp (Hart A1).
  • Recipient's notation records content as "21st August 1852, J Ellis, Declining superintendence of Road Party, Bushman's River."
  • Lovely example of a rare pre-stamp marking, seldom seen.
  • VF.
  • Ex Trotter. Illustrated pg258 "Southern African Mails".
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