Natal 1907 KEVII Booklet NOT FOR USE Label on Advertising Cover


  • 1907 Delightful "Marine Hotel Durban" advertising envelope mailed from Durban (AU 1) to Cape Town
  • with exceptional franking of KEVII 1d in pair with NOT FOR USE LABEL (defacement of KEVII 1d adhesive from booklet pane) (SG 147a).
  • The booklet label a rarity in genuine commercial use thus;
  • the crisp date stamping of AU 1 07 postulates whether this may be close to an FDC for the Natal Type 2 booklet for which literature currently only records "was issued in the second half of 1907"?
  • The 1d per ½oz letter rate paid in this instance and been in place since 1st November 1896 and would be so until Union in 1910.
  • Superb, wonderful piece.
  • Ex Trotter. Illustrated pg269 "Southern African Mails".
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