New Zealand

Ref: G3724
  • £95.00

1848 incoming envelope from London to Wellington carried privately to New Zealand and then handed in at the Nelson Post Office for onward transmission. A superb ‘4’ handstamp was applied in Nelson, paying the 4d rate for a ½ oz inland letter rate between provinces. This ‘4’ handstamp was only in use between 8 August 1848 and 24 February 1849, this being the last recorded use of this handstamp. A fine and rare envelope.