Transvaal Wolmaransstad 1900, Last Day of Boer Posts, Scarce


1900 Blue foolscap envelope (252x103mm) bearing Transvaal ZAR stamps from ½d to 1/-, including the penny postage commemorative, all tied by superb strikes Wolmaransstad cds 23 MEI 00 - THE LAST DAY OF THE BOER POSTS OUT of Wolmaransstad before the British occupation on June 15th. A colourful and attractive philatelic souvenir piece addressed to Thomas Leask's daughter Mabel. Pristine, scarce. Ex Leask correspondence. During the advance of the British troops into the Western Transvaal and through the Northern Free State towards Potchefstroom - and fearing their taking of Wolmaransstad - Leask prepared two sets of covers, 22nd & 23rd May, to record the last day of Boer control.
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