Cape of Good Hope

Ref: G4405
  • £475.00

1881 cover o London with a 6d cancelled by a superb strike of the rare LILY FOUNTAIN FE 20 1881 double oval cancel. A Cape Town FE 25 81 transit cancel is on the back and a London 24 MR 81 arrival cancel on the front. In Namaqualand, the Lilyfountain Mission was the first indigenous Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society station in South Africa when it opened in 1816.An extremely fine and attractive cover from this small Missionary village.