Transvaal 1880 QV Bourne Multicolour Combination Franking Letter


1880 COMBINATION FRANKING LETTER from Pretoria to Scotland bearing Transvaal QV Bourne Head 1dx2 & 4d (each cancelled with numeral 1) and Cape 1d, 4d & 2x½d's totalling 6d (the latter paying ship letter rate to UK, Cape stamps being required from 13 May 1878). The Cape stamps cancelled by Cape Town cds FE 9. All adhesives also with manuscript notations (to prevent theft from the cover in transit). Central vertical fold neatly pressed. Rare, most attractive multicolour combination franking. Ex Bertolaja & Trotter. This letter would have been carried on a sailing of the "Dublin Castle".
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