Bechuanaland

Ref: K3925
  • £725.00

1888 cover to England with a 6d and a 1/- ARMY TELEGRAPHS, cancelled VRYBURG AP 88. Cape Town AP 13 and Macclesfield MY 8 88 transit and arrival cancels are on the back of the cover. In 1888 the rate per half ounce was 6d, so the 1/6d rate would have been for any letter over 1 ounce but under 1½ ounces. Minor cover wrinkling does not detract. An extremely rare usage of the 1/- Army Telegraphs stamp.