Lot# 4551 - Auction 234-243
Typographed by J.F. Celliers on behalf of the Stamp Commission, Pretoria 1875/76: 6 d. blue on very thin transparent paper, imperforate, used examples (2, left pane positions 6 and 14) on 1875 registered cover from Pilgrim's Rest to Pietermaritzburg, Natal each tied by fine circular "14" numeral obliterators in black. Framed GEREGISTREERD / Z.A.R. handstamp below with manuscript '102' in ink. Reverse with 'Durban / Natal' transit cds (Oct 19) and docketing of receipt in blue crayon at left 'Oct 21, 1875'. Cover #72 in the Jorgensen census. A charming and very rare registered cover - with just two such recorded prior to the British Occupation.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dr. Alan Drysdall, Spink, London, 1 March 2006, lot 1168.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 2,600 CHF
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