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AC811 1881 (February), envelope addressed to France endorsed “Via England”. Bearing 7½d in postage (the rate to Europe) comprising a vertical pair of the 1880 ‘3’ surcharge on 3d pale dull rose (SG 37) in combination with examples of the ½d and 1d overprinted ‘G’ (SG 24, 25, overprinted for use in Griqualand West). All are tied by KIMBERLEY (10 Feb) unframed circular datestamps. Cape Town (15 Feb), London (8 Mar) and Paris (9 Mar) transit / arrival backstamps and with Calais (8 Mar) transit on the front additionally tying the 1d adhesive. With large 2½d Cape accountancy mark struck in red. The address partially inked out though a scarce and attractive cover.
 
Note: Following incorporation of Griqualand West into the Cape Colony in October 1880, the remaining overprinted stamps were redistributed among various Cape post offices. This cover is dated approximately four months later and shows usage of the ‘G’ overprints at one of the original Griqualand West post offices.
£575
AC813 1902 (December), envelope sent registered from the Transvaal bearing KEVII 1d and 2d (vertical pair) tied by Nylstroom (3 Dec) double circle datestamps. Addressed to Natal with Pretoria (3 Dec) transit and Durban (5 Dec) arrival backstamp, then re-addressed to the Cape, where it received Port Elizabeth (20 Feb and 28 Feb) oval datestamps. The envelope was then forwarded to Cape Town where it received a RETURNED L.O. CAPE TOWN (3 Mar) single circle datestamp struck in violet on the reverse and an ‘ADVERTISED AND UNCLAIMED’ three-line cachet struck on the front, also in violet. The envelope was eventually returned to the Transvaal, where it received two RETURNED LETTER OFFICE / JOHANNESBURG (7 Mar) backstamps. £75
AC812 1907 (October), incoming colour picture postcard from England (‘Newport. Belle Vue Park.’) bearing a GB KEVII 1d scarlet tied by Newport (12 Oct) double circle datestamp. Addressed to the Cape with Worcester (29 Oct) arrival datestamp. The card was re-addressed to Kimberley and received a fine example of the scarce ‘OFFICIALLY RE-DIRECTED / AT WORCESTER.’ rectangular boxed cachet struck in violet. With a second Worcester (30 Oct) transit and Kimberley (1 Nov) arrival datestamp. £55
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