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1890 envelope to Brecon, Wales, bearing a strip of four 1d's tied by ESHOWE NO 24 90 datestamps. Durban NO 25 90 and Brecon DE 24 90 transit and arrival cancels are on the back of the cover. The postage rate from Zululand to England was reduced from 4d to 2½d early in 1891.
1891 envelope to Brecon, Wales, bearing a ½d and a pair of overprinted Natal 1d Revenues (S.G. 1 & F1) tied by ESHOWE NO 25 91 datestamps. Durban NO 27 91 and Brecon DE 21 91 transit and arrival cancels are on the back of the cover.
1894 envelope to Brecon, Wales, redirected to Tenby, Wales, franked with a 2½d cancelled ESHOWE FE 25 94. A Brecon '116' duplex canceller is on the front of the cover, on the back is a Durban FE 27 transit cancel along with Brecon and Tenby MR 19 94 datestamps. A very scarce Zululand cover going into Wales, the only one recorded into Pembrokeshire, albeit redirected.
|1879 Zululand / Great Britain|
ZULU WAR. 1879 incoming envelope from London, addressed to Captain Edward B Evans, 10th Battery, 7th Brigade, Natal, the 1d and 6d embossed stamps cancelled by LONDON MY 8 79 'W 19' duplex cancellers. There are no arrival markings. Captain Evans was commissioned as an officer in the Royal Artillery in 1867. In 1876 he served with a battery that was posted to Mauritius. In early 1879 his regiment were sent to South Africa after the defeat of the British at Isandalwala. He took part in the latter part of the Zulu War and was at Ulundi in the final conflict in July 1879. At the beginning of 1880 he returned to England and took up an appointment as Adjutant of Artillery Militia at Wicklow, Ireland. A fine incoming cover to an officer in the Zulu War, even though there are no arrival datestamps.
1895 envelope to Aylesbury, England, franked with three 1d's cancelled NKANDHLA MR 27 95. On the back of the cover are Durban MR 30 and Aylesbury AP 29 95 transit and arrival cancels. Minor faults at the upper right corner slightly affect the corner stamp, but a very scarce cover from this small Zululand village.
1895 envelope to Aylesbury, England, franked with a pair of 1894 1d's and an 1888 ½d, paying the 2½d rate, cancelled NKANDHLA AP 17 95. On the back of the over are Eshowe AP 19, Durban AP 20 and Aylesbury MY 20 95 transit and arrival cancels. Nkandhla was a small village in the centre of Zululand, a little over 100 miles east of Ladysmith. Mail from Nkandhla is very uncommon.
1896 envelope to England bearing three 1d's tied by two strikes of the extremely rare violet single ring P.O. NTINGWE JAN 20 1896 datestamp. On the reverse are Nkandhla JA 20, Eshowe JA 22, Durban JA 23, Birmingham FE 17 and Aylesbury FE 18 96 transit and arrival cancels. Until this and one other cover was found, NTINGWE was a village that was known to have had a canceller but none had ever been recorded. An exceptionally rare cover and one of only two known with this, the rarest Zululand cancellation.
1909 picture post card to England with a 1d cancelled Nkandhla, Zululand, MR 7 09. Fine.
1897 registered envelope to Germany, franked with a 6d and 1/- cancelled Eshowe SP 15 97. A London transit cancel is on the face, on the reverse is an arrival datestamp 11.10.97. Fine.
1893 ½d reply paid card (H & G 3) locally used to Isandhlwana, with a very fine strike of the very rare NONDWENI, ZULULAND 11 JUN 93 purple oval datestamp, which also cancels the reply half of the card. The message asks when the sender can meet Mr Lurring, the recipient of the card, in Vryheid. Although there are a few slight traces of foxing, this is probably the finest of the very few known used examples of this card. An item of major importance, Ex Wilson Wong and John Robson collections where it sold for £2860 in 1992. A B.P.A. 1999 certificate accompanies the card.
1895 1d postal card to Germany, cancelled ESHOWE OC 14 95. Durban OC 15 and Hannover 12.11.95. datestamps are on the front of the card and a London NO 11 95 transit c.d.s. is on the reverse. Fine.
1897 envelope to a Major in the Royal Artillery, Ladysmith, Natal, bearing a left marginal pair of 3d, paying a rate of 2½oz to 3oz, cancelled ESHOWE AU 17 97. On the reverse are Durban AU 19 and Ladysmith AU 20 97 transit and arrival datestamps. Fine and attractive.
1895 envelope to Durban, Natal, franked with a 1d cancelled by a fine strike of the double ring LOWER TUGELA, ZULULAND MY 15 95. datestamp. On the reverse is a Lower Tugela, Natal, transit and Durban arrival cancel. The post office at Lower Tugela Zululand was opened in 1889 and J.L. Stokkeland was the postmaster. The post office at Lower Tugela Natal, across the river at Fort Pearson, was opened in 1880. A scarce cancellation on cover. Fine.
1897 envelope to Pietermaritzburg, Natal, bearing a pair of ½d's cancelled by two very fine strikes of the rare violet R.M. OFFICE, HLABISA, 12 DEC 1897 datestamp. On the reverse is a blue LOWER UMFOLOSI 13 DEC, Eshowe DE 15, Durban 16 DE and a Pietermaritzburg 17 DEC 97 transit and arrival cancels. The Post Office at Hlabisa was opened in 1893. A very fine and rare cover.
1892 commercial envelope to Pietermaritzburg, Natal, franked with a 1d fiscal stamp of Natal overprinted ZULULAND, cancelled ESHOWE JA 26 92. On the reverse are Durban JA 27 and Pietermaritzburg JA 28 92 transit and arrival datestamps. On 27 June 1891 a proclamation in the Natal Government Gazette authorised the use of this stamp for postal purposes. Although it is often seen as a used stamp, it is rarely seen used on cover. Very fine.
1894 envelope to England bearing a strip of three 1d fiscal stamp of Natal overprinted ZULULAND, tied by ESHOWE JA 15 94 single ring datestamps. On the reverse are Durban JA 17 and Watford FE 13 94 transit and arrival datestamps. The cover was overpaid by a ½d, but at that time there was a shortage of ½d stamps. The single ring ESHOWE canceller (Proud D4) is uncommon. It was only used from 31.5.93. to 2.5.94. On 27 June 1891 a proclamation in the Natal Government Gazette authorised the use of these stamps for postal purposes. A very scarce usage of these stamps. Fine.
1888 envelope to Pietermaritzburg, Natal, bearing a 1d cancelled POST OFFICE ENTONJANENI JY 4 88. On the reverse are Lower Tugela, Natal, JY 6, Eshowe JY 6, Durban JY 7 and Pietermaritzburg JY 9 88. The ESHOWE datestamp is in violet and is the very scarce Proud D1 with no 'Zululand' in the canceller. The post office at Entonjaneni opened on 23 April 1888, and this is an early envelope from there. A fine and very scarce cover.