Cape of Good Hope 1875 From Durban Per Steamer "Asiatic" 1s2d

1875 Attractive small format printed envelope from DURBAN outbound through Cape Town to Germany. Franked Cape Rectangulars totalling 1s2d superbly tied by three strikes of Numeral Canceller 1 and the London PAID transit cds in red. Alongside the proving cds of Cape Town JU 26. On reverse Sender's cachet ("Lipperts & Dentzelmann, Durban - Port Natal", a firm of Merchants, Shipping & Commission Agents). Arrival mark 23 July. Very scarce mail from NATAL via the Cape likely from Durban to Cape by favour or on chartered vessel. Packet Letter 1s2d rate of 1872 for all of Germany. This letter forwarded "Per steamer - Asiatic" shows crayon rating & manuscript departure "Durban 21 Juin" & arrival "23 Juli". Minor imperfections, opened for display. Attractive, scarce.

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