South Africa

Ref: G5472
  • £375.00

1932 4d registered envelope to England with an Air 1/- and an Air 4d, the 4d paying the late fee for registered mail to overseas destinations, as the northbound flight was leaving Cape Town the following morning. The stamps have been cancelled DOCKS, CAPE TOWN, 15 MAR 32 and a violet oval SHIPPING POSTMASTER CAPE TOWN 15 MAR 1932 cancel is alongside. (Dovey 14, Type 11 A clerk would go on board an arriving ship to facilitate a service to passengers who were on route to further destinations. They only accepted registered mail, cables and telegrams. These items were cancelled with the Shipping Postmaster cancels. A scarce cover with both this SHIPPING POSTMASTER cancel and the late fee.