Cape of Good Hope

Ref: K2058
  • £150.00

1894 envelope to Germany franked with a bisected 4d, four 1d’s and two ½d’s all cancelled EAST LONDON MAR 19 94. A boxed ‘PAQUEBOT’ handstamp also ties the bisected 4d and two 1d’s and a ½d. This Paquebot handstamp was previously unrecorded. On the back are London AP 10 and Hamburg AP 11 transit and arrival cancels. It is possible that a 1/2d stamp may have come off at the lower left as there is a part cancel and the rate should have been 7 1/2d. A little toning to the cover but a rare usage of a bisected 4d and this rare Paquebot handstamp.