Rhodesia

Ref: K3680
  • £65.00

1903 cover to England, redirected on arrival with a vertical strip of four 1d's tied by FORT JAMESON 5 AUG 03 datestamps. This cover went by runner to Ayrshire Mine (23 days!) and from there by rail to Salisbury (28 AUG) a new route that only came in to operation in July 1903. From Salisbury it went by rail to Cape Town. Faults, including the lower right corner of the cover being trimmed, but an early example of the new rail route used.