Cape of Good Hope 1856 4d Triangle Private Ship Letter to UK

  • 1856 Folded part entire franked 4d deep blue triangular (SG 6, clear to full margins)
  • paying the private ship rate from Cape Town (AU 27) to London.
  • Liverpool Ship Letter boxed datestamp on reverse.
  • 4d port charge was prepaid, manuscript "8" in black for postage still due.
  • Good single strike of triangular defacer leaving Hope clear.
  • A pleasing early representation of this ocean mail rate initiated from August 6th of that year.
  • F-VF.
  • Ex Dillaway.

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