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Lot# 4420 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 4420 Orange Freestate

    Foreunner 1867: Cover from a German missionary in Bloemfontein to Berlin, Prussia with manuscript "6" (pence) denoting payment to the Cape, with 1865 1 d. carmine-red, 4 d. blue and 1 s. green (Gi. 23+24a+26a) all tied by barred "1" numeral cancellations and by 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' cds (May 20) in black for onward tranmission (note rate altered from 1/4d. to 1/5d. in red crayon). 'London / Paid' transit cds in red on front and reverse with Berlin arrival cds (July 10). The cover from a known OFS correspondence (copy of a letter from Bloemfointein with OFS adhesive enclosed with the lot), endorsed on obverse in German as sent on May 10. Rare and most attractive.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Bloemfontein', Argyll Etkin, London, 1 Dec 1999, lot 21.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700 CHF