Boer War

Ref: P4535
  • £395.00

1900 cover to HONG KONG endorsed ‘On Active Service’ with two G B ½d’s cancelled FIELD POST OFFICE ‘39’ DE 26 00. This post office was at Klerksdorp. In the lower left corner is the signature of the commanding officer of the 5th N. Z. Reg, Klerksdorp 20 / 12 / 1900. Durban JAN 6 01, Colombo JA 31 01 and Hong Kong FE 12 01 transit and arrival cancels are on the back of the cover. A very rare cover to Hong Kong from a member of the New Zealand forces in the Boer War, and the only cover from a New Zealand soldier I have seen not going back to New Zealand !!