Ref: K4322
  • £150.00

1892 cover to Halifax, Nova Scotia, with a HALF – PENNY on 4d tied by a BARBADOS JY 27 92 cancel. A D. A. COSTA, SHIP BROKER h/s is on the front of the cover. A ½d rate would have been for an unsealed letter at that time. Due to a shortage of ½d stamps the 4d was overprinted and was in use from July 1892, so this is an early usage of this surcharged stamp.