Natal 1859 1d Blue Embossed on Newspaper Header, Rare

  • 1859 NEWSPAPER MASTHEAD header, August 18th edition of
  • "The Natal Mercury (and Durban and Pietermaritzburg Advertiser)"
  • franked at 1D NEWSPAPER RATE.
  • This special postage rate paid by a single 1d blue embossed (SG 1)
  • well tied by superbly dated black crowned Natal cds of 6 SE.
  • Stamp nicely shaped and proportioned.
  • The masthead 370x80mm unfolded, can be optimally folded for display as per scan.
  • Attractive, toning to folded-behind portion.
  • Few pieces illustrating this rate have survived. A rarity!
  • (Stamp alone cv£1800). See additional images.

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