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Lot# 6072 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 6072 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: 1 s. bright yellow-green on white paper, a used pair with large margins all round and of fine fresh colour, used on 1859 entire letter from Cape Town to Wolverhampton endorsed 'pr. Phoebe Str. 22 Oct 1859' tied by light CGH obliterator in black with neat 'London / Paid' cds alongside in red (Nov 26). The stamps also tied by '1/8d.' rate split in red crayon manuscript. Reverse with CAPE TOWN / CAPE OF GOOD HOPE datestamp in red (Oct 22) and Wolverhampton cds in black (Nov 26). A fine and rare entire in the foremost quality.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Solomon', Köhler, June 1982, lot 165.rn                   Harmers, London, 8 Nov 1983, lot 575.rn                   Collection Mrs. Ad Indhusophon, Spink, June 1999, lot 106.rnrnNote: For an illustration of the RMS 'Phoebe', see the 1969 St. Helena Communications issue where she is labelled RMS 'Dane' in error.
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 8,000 CHF