Basutoland

Ref: C3697
  • £700.00

1889 cover and original letter to Cape Town with a 2d cancelled THLOTSE HEIGHTS JU 7 89. On the back is a violet FICKSBURG R. O. JU 6 (date error?) and Bloemfontein JU 8 and Cape Town JU 12 89 datestamps. The letter is written by Louis Wroughton, the Assistant Commissioner at Leribe and gives his address as Leribe, but asks in his letter that correspondence go to Thlotse Heights “via Aliwal North”. Thlotse Heights post office was opened in April 1882 but reverted back to Leribe in 1890. A fine and very scarce cover with this cancellation.