South West Africa

Ref: C3699
  • £325.00

1916 censored cover to Switzerland with a strip of three South Africa Kings Head 1d’s tied by deep red boxed ‘59’ Army Field Post Office cancels dated 15 MAR 16. OTAVI 15 MAR 1916 datestamps also tie the stamps. A circular ‘Passed Censor ‘C’ with m/s ‘17’ and date 29.3.16 is on the front of the cover, on the back is a bilingual censor label and a Cape Town blue oval censor handstamp of 30 MAR 1916. Interestingly, the senders address on the back is Otavifontein but the cancels are Otavi, and the boxed number ‘59’ is known allocated to Otavifontein !