1869 Envelope FRONT from Cape Town to Cradock franked with 1868 4d on 6d deep lilac but variety "PEUCE" for "PENCE" (SG 27a). Well tied by superb strike of BONC 1 which admirably leaves the variety letter "U" clear and unobscured. Crisp cds of Cape Town MY 1 69 alongside. One of the most elusive of the Rectangular period varieties, exceedingly so on cover thus. The stamp with full intact perforations and no defects, cv£700 as straight used stamp. A great Rectangular period rarity.
See the provided detailed scans noting the rounding to the letter being present at base with the straight-edged "feet" at top.