Cape of Good Hope 1835 Thomson Watson Forwarding Agents

  • 1835 Folded entire written (21st September 1835) on board ship in the Bay of Bengal and addressed back to the writer’s husband in Calcutta.
  • On arrival in Cape Town the letter was handed to forwarding agents THOMSON WATSON & CO who applied their handstamp to the reverse prior to sending the letter on to the addressee in India.
  • The oval cachet reads FORWARDED BY / THOMSON WATSON & CO / CAPE OF GOOD HOPE (Goldblatt FA 1).
  • Ship Letter and Calcutta GPO arrival cds MAR 4 1836.
  • VF, rare piece, a key piece of Cape Philately.
  • Ex Goldblatt.

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