Cape of Good Hope

Ref: K3958
  • £38.00

1891 cover to Cape Town with a lower marginal 1d tied by a crisp triangular cancel. A WHITTLESEA JU 11 91 datestamp is alongside. Queenstown JU 11 and Cape Town JU 15 cancels are on the back. Whittlesea, in the Eastern Cape, was founded in 1849, as a military outpost created to protect white settlers during the Frontier War of 1850-1853. It is 24 miles south of Queenstown. An uncommon cancel.