CAPE OF GOOD HOPE
Postal History, Postal Stationery
POSTAL HISTORY
AC1029
Postal History 1878 (4th September), envelope addressed to Cape Town bearing a 1d (pale) carmine-red (SG 29) tied by a ‘34’ Barred Oval Numeral Canceller with proving WELLINGTON (4 Sep) single circle datestamp, partly overstruck with a Cape Town arrival (4 Sep). A further Cape Town datestamp was applied the next day and the envelope was readdressed and reposted to Kimberley (Griqualand West). A 4d dull blue (SG 30) was affixed to pay the new postage and was tied by the ‘1’ BONC of Cape Town. The reverse with Kimberley (11 Sep) unframed arrival backstamp.
 
Note: At this date Wellington qualified for the 1d per half ounce ‘local’ rate for mail sent to Cape Town (‘Southern African Mails’ p101 by Brian Trotter). However, Kimberley in Griqualand West did not, hence the requirement for a 4d adhesive.
£275