Boer War

Ref: P4597
  • £695.00

1901 stampless, censored and taxed cover to Ladysmith, then forwarded to Bermuda from a lady in the Barberton Burgher Camp. A BARBERTON 17 AUG 01 dispatch cancel is on the front, along with 2d Tax mark and an adapted violet (BURGHER CAMP) BARBERTON h/s with red ‘Censored BG’ in the centre (B Graumann, the censor there). This adapted cachet was used before the ‘named’ cachet came into use. The cover went to Pretoria 26
AUG, Ladysmith 28 & 29 AUG where ‘Bermuda’ was written on the front of the cover. It arrived in Hamilton NO 16 and a double ring POSTAGE DUE 2d h/s applied. It then went around the Islands trying to find the addressee with a red ink ‘Not Morgans’, pencil ‘Not Darrells’ and black ink ‘Not Burtts’ and the seldom seen ‘Try Hospital’ manuscript
notations. The hospital was on Ports Island. A very scarce cover from this Camp.