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Lot# 4329 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 4329 Natal

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    1865: Cover probably mailed from Northern Natal or possibly Transvaal, entering the mails at Newcastle, addressed to Louth, Lincolnshire endorsed at left "Ship Letter", franked by Great Britain 1858/79 1 d. red, pl. 84 in two horizontal pairs, all tied by "20" numeral obliterators of Newcastle and struck with framed "TO PAY" in black. Carried on the Diamond Line Steamer 'Kaffraria' from Durban with manuscript "4d." and by "4 fine" at left, this was deleted on arrival and replaced by "8" in manuscript as the total charge to pay. Reverse with London cds in red (Oct 8) and Louth arrival (Oct 9) in black. A famous 'one of a kind' cover for the Great Britain Used Abroad collector, of great visual appeal and a highlight of the Bill Hart collection. Cert. BPA (1993).rnrnProvenance: Collection Bill Hart, Cavendish, Derby, 25-26 June 1993, lot 396.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,800 CHF