tradition and experience in classic philately since 1919

Lot# 4039 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 4039 Cape of Good Hope

    Perkins Bacon Printing 1855/63: 1 d. pale rose-red, a used example with good to large margins all round, late usage on 1864 cover from the Bishop of Cape Town to Rear-Admiral Sir Baldwin Walker at Simons Town carried at the local 'drop letter' rate, tied by CGH obliterator in black. Reverse with crested flap with mitre in blue and oval framed CAPE TOWN datestamp (April 16) in red. A scarce rate (mailed prior to the 1d. rate being extended to include eight other towns in December 1864) and a most attractive cover.rn 
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700 CHF