Cape of Good Hope 1878 Soldier's Letter Army Hospital Corps


1878 SOLDIERS LETTER "From No. 1822 Sergt J.G. Lilly AHC." of the Army Hospital Corps to England written shortly after the end of the 9th Frontier War. Superb clear BONC 1 & DE 16 cds of Cape Town, arrival cds of Southampton (JA 13) on reverse. Center fold not detracting, VF example of the PENNY CONCESSIONARY RATE, the cover bearing required endorsements and Officer's countersignature (Lieut. Hamilton, OC, AHC) for the military rate. Attractive, scarce. Carried on the Edinburgh Castle (Donald Currie Line) which sailed from Cape Town on 17th December 1878, arriving Plymouth 9th January 1879. The comparative regular non-concessionary rate for Ship or Packet Letters in this period 1876-1881 was 6d per ┬Żoz.
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