Cape of Good Hope 1855 1d Triangle Early Soldier's Letter, Rare


  • 1855 SOLDIER'S ENTIRE LETTER to England franked 1d deep brick-red Triangular, blued paper (SG 1a).
  • A fine early example of triangular franking for the PENNY CONCESSIONARY RATE.
  • Sender was "Pte Wm Moores No 1758, 6th Royal Regt." and the letter inside is headed "Lines Drift 15th October 1855".
  • Bears required endorsements and Officer's countersignature for this military concessionary rate.
  • Adhesive has strong colour, crisply cancelled, clear to full margins.
  • Relevant backstamps include origin at Grahamstown with oval ds, Cape Town transit & Manchester arrival.
  • Charged "4" on receipt as carried by private ship.
  • Some overall even soiling lends a fine patina to a wonderful example of this military rate from the Eastern Frontier.
  • Full of character.
  • A rare cover.
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