Transvaal 1880 Cape Combination Letter Lydenburg to Ireland


  • 1880 COMBINATION COVER to Ireland
  • franked Transvaal Bourne Head QV 6d together with Cape Hope Seated 6d
  • tied respectively by "13" numeral canceller of Lydenburg & Cape Town cds AP 3.
  • Endorsed at top "Per Next Steamer".
  • Large Lydenburg cds MR 30 and Cape Town cds on front. Limerick arrival MY 6.
  • A superior quality fresh example of this use of Cape stamps for the overseas portion of Transvaal mailings.
  • A scarce early combination cover.
  • Likely carried on the Union Line steamship 'Durban' which departed the Cape on April 13th and docked in England on May 4th.
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