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Lot# 4030 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 4030 Cape of Good Hope

    1853 (July): 4 d. blue on lightly blued paper, a fine pair paying the private ship letter rate, with close to clear margins all round, used on 1856 cover to West Wittering, Chichester endorsed 'England per Devastation' and tied by CGH obliterator in black. Reverse with CAPE TOWN / CAPE OF GOOD HOPE cds in red (July 17) and Chichester arrival cds (Sept 3) in blue where charged 1 shilling to pay in manuscript. The stamps lifted for checking and hinged back into place, a charming cover.rnrnNote: HMS Devastation, a paddle sloop launched in 1841, sailed from Simons Bay on July 18, 1856 under Captain E. Marshall.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF