Cape of Good Hope

Ref: G3788
  • £60.00

1882 cover to England, endorsed ‘Per R.M.S. Spartan’, with a 6d overprinted ‘G’ that was originally issued for use in Griqualand West. The stamp is tied by a barred ‘17’ obliterator with a GEORGE MR 24 82 cancel alongside. Cape Town MR 28 and Woolwich AP 17 82 cancels are on the back of the cover. After Griqualand West was merged with the Cape in 1880, the stamps were returned to Cape Town and later distributed for use in other Cape of Good Hope towns. Minor cover faults.