South Africa

Ref: G3182
  • £150.00

1941 'On Service' stampless cover to Johannesburg cancelled MACHADODORP 25 MAR 41 and OORLOGSTREIN PK 25 III 1941. (War Train Post Office) A travelling exhibition of South Africa's war effort, the War Train stopped at 38 towns between Cape Town in the south to Messina in the far north showing the fighting material and War supplies being produced by the Union. The War Train journey started in Johannesburg and Machadodorp was the second stop on this trip, and one of the shortest, the train arriving there at 9.00 a.m on the 25th March and left a couple of hours later to be in Ermilo by 4.30 p.m. that same day. A fine example from one of the scarcer stops.