Cape of Good Hope 1817 Packet Letter Oval Datestamp, Rare


  • 1817 PACKET LETTER: Folded entire addressed "The Revd George Marsden... London"
  • bearing an F-VF clear strike of the very rare CAPE PACKET LETTER oval datestamp of 20 DEC 1817.
  • "3/6" rating mark. On reverse arrival cds 23 FE 1818 in red.
  • This is possibly THE most elusive of all Cape pre-stamp markings with few examples extant.
  • Rare & exceptional, a key exhibition piece.
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