Cape of Good Hope

Ref: G3737
  • £90.00

1894 ½d postal card to Sneezewood cancelled by a fine strike of the barred ‘707’ numeral cancel with a NEW AMALFI AU 29 94 datestamp beneath. A Kokstad AU 29 transit cancel is on the front of the card. New Amalfi is in the Griqualand East district of the far north eastern Cape, very near the Natal border. It originally started as a mission station and this card, going to a mission station in Sneezewood was probably written by a missionary. This AU 29 94 cancel appears to be the latest recorded use according to Frescura.