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CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 1884 LATE FEE ON UNION LINE PER GARTH CASTLE



CHF845.00


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1884 UNION LINE LATE FEE: Exceptional cover endorsed "S.S. Garth Castle" franked Hope Seated totalling 2s6d tied Cape Town Squared Circle OC 29 84. The time code "M" within the postmark records the letter being posted too late for the 4pm sailing time, the 6d & pair of 1/- adhesives indicating a 1½oz letter at 6d per ½oz plus 1/- LATE FEE that would ensure delivery in time. The Union Steamship mail ship arrival in England in the fast time of 21 days, the envelope backstamped London NO 19. An impressive high value franking with fresh colourful adhesives, rare. See additional image below.
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