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Lot# 4618 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 4618 Transvaal

    Recess by Bradbury Wilkinson, perf. 14, 14½ 1878/80: 1 s. green, a used example on 1880 cover endorsed 'via Kimberley & Cape' to Southall, Middlesex, tied by "13" numeral obliterator with corresponding LYDENBURG / Z.A.R. / ZUID AFRIKA despatch cds at left (July 26) in black. 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' transit cds on front and reverse with Southall arrival cds (Sept 1) in black. Cover #84 in the Jorgensen census. A fresh and fine cover.rnrnNote: The sender of this letter was Captain S. H. McLeod Nairne of the 94th Regiment. He fought at Ulundi and against Sekukini, but was a casualty of the First Anglo-Boer War, dying of his wounds at Bronkhorstspruit on 20 Dec 1880.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dr. Alan Drysdall, Spink, London, 1 March 2006, lot 1305.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF