Natal 1895 Coleman Provisional Letter


  • From the 18th to the 23rd March (excluding 19th - ONLY FIVE DAYS) following a shortage of ½d stamps,
  • J.W. Coleman, the Durban Postmaster, was authorised to sell prepared & signed envelopes confirming receipt of ½d in cash for local delivery.
  • Covers were endorsed in manuscript "One Halfpenny received in money" and signed by the Postmaster.
  • This unsealed example used locally in Durban on March 22nd,
  • showing a full clear postmark, the required endorsement, signature & Postmaster's handstamp in violet.
  • VF, scarce, a superior example.
  • Ex Trotter.
  • Illustrated pg312 "Southern African Mails".
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