New Zealand

Ref: G3698
  • £1500.00

1872 cover to France with a 6d and 3d tied by barred numeral cancels with a OAMARU NO 29 72 cancel on the back. The cover has been endorsed ‘via San Francisco, but clearly did not go that route as there is an Alexandria 10 FEB 73 transit cancel on the front, so the routing was via Suez. It would have sailed on the ‘Bangalore’ that departed Sydney December 31st and Melbourne January 2nd, reaching Galle on January 22nd and Suez on February 8th. The Southampton mails were transferred to the ‘Massilia’ at Alexandria on February 11th. Fine, ex John Woolfe.