Losnr. 1674 - 227.-233. Auktion
1872/73: 2 d. vermilion, perf. 12½, a horizontal strip of three in a bright shade, used on 1873 cover from Napier to Cork, Ireland via San Francisco tied by numeral "11" obliterators in black. Reverse with Napier cds (Nov 25), Wellington transit cds (Dec 12) and Cork arrival cds (Feb 17, 1874) in black. Slight file fold but an attractive and scarce franking: carried on the Steamer 'Governor Blackall' of the Hall & Forbes Line, initiated on December 22, 1873 and lasting until August 1874. The mail from New Zealand connected at Fiji with the Sydney-Fiji-Honolulu-San Francisco service run by the Australian Mail Steamship Company. This cover travelled by the first sailing of the Hall & Forbes service. Cert. RPSL (2006).rnProvenance: Collection John Woolfe, Spink, Oct 2006, lot 326.
Zuschlag : 340 CHF
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