Showing items in category Niger Coast Protectorate, newest first
|1893 Niger Coast / Oil Rivers|
1893 envelope to London bearing a 2d and a bisected 1d, surcharged with a red '½' that has the variety 'straight top to the 1' (SG 7c) to pay the 2½d rate, cancelled OLD CALABAR SP 20 93. A London Paid 17 OC 93 arrival datestamp is on the front of the cover. Minor cover faults that include an ironed out crease at the left of the cover, well away from the stamps. A very rare commercial cover, particularly with this variety.
|1893 Niger Coast|
1893 2d registered envelope used internally to Bonny bearing a 1d cancelled OLD CALABAR DE 19 93. A Bonny DE 29 93 arrival cancel is on the front of the envelope. A very scarce internal commercial usage of a postal stationary registered envelope.
|1898 Niger Coast|
1898 envelope to EGYPT, to an officer in the 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, bearing a G.B. 2½d cancelled by the violet boxed BURUTU 4 APR 1898 canceller. A red Liverpool Paid 5 MY 98 transit cancel is on the front of the cover, on the back is a Cairo 11.V.98. arrival c.d.s. A very rare destination from the Niger Coast. The 1st Northumberland Fusiliers had been sent to fight in Sudan in 1898 and this letter would have been sent when they were in transit in Egypt prior to going into the Sudan campaign.
|1894 Niger Coast|
1894 envelope to Twickenham, England, bearing a 2d and a 1d, bisected and with a '½' overprint in black, to correctly pay the 2½d rate to England. The stamps have been individually cancelled by OPOBO OC 1 94 squared circle datestamps. On the back is a Twickenham NO 5 94 arrival c.d.s. A light vertical crease, well clear of the stamps and their cancellations, does not detract from this very rare cover. Only two examples of this provisional '½' overprint in black have been recorded on cover.
1893 2d registered postal stationery envelope to England with a 1/- British Protectorate, Oil Rivers, overprint on Great Britain added, cancelled Bonny River AU 4 93. A Liverpool receiving c.d.s. 1 SP 93 is on the face of the envelope. Fine and uncommon.
1898 envelope to London franked with a 2½d cancelled with a SAPELE AU 12 98 squared circle canceller. A Liverpool Packet 15 SEP 98 is on the front and A London arrival cancel of the same date on the reverse.