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Lot# 4127 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 4127 Cape of Good Hope

    De La Rue Printing 1863/64: 4 d. blue, a used example with good margins all round, used on 1864 cover addressed to 'Reverend Wm. Holford, Mount Coke, British Kaffaria' tied by CGH obliterator in black. Reverse with oval framed GRAHAMS-TOWN datestamp in red (March 1). Mount Coke was near King Williams Town in the Eastern Cape, where a Methodist missionary building had been destroyed in the Kaffir Wars in 1839 and was later rebuilt. Small tear at top of envelope but an interesting unusually addressed cover.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 250 CHF