Cape of Good Hope 1904 Oliphant's Hoek Numeral Proving Cover


1904 PROVING COVER for Barred Numeral canceller 1289 of OLIPHANT'S HOEK addressed to Johannesburg. Franked Edward 1d tied by neat light BONC, brilliant Oliphant's Hoek cds of OC 23 04 struck at top right. On reverse, transit and arrival marks respectively of Kuruman & Fordsburg. A most attractive cover illustrating this previously unproven numeral and its use at the tiny rural post office at Oliphant's Hoek (tr: "Elephant's Corner") (region Vryburg) which opened in March 1904. VF, rare.
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