Natal



Catalog: Drummond OS3c, Snowden & Hepworth Type 1D

Date issued: 1899, EKU November 10, 1899

Printing: Black

Perforation: Imperforate

Inscription: "V. (crown) R. / OFFICIALLY SEALED IN THE / POST OFFICE at ....Natal"

Control Number: "G.P.O. - No. 110. - 5,000 - 99." at upper left

Description: 1899 cover from Pretoria, Transvaal to Cape Town, Cape Colony censored at top with a Natal officially sealed label cancelled with black Durban datestamp of November 23. Durban seal tied to reverse by a December 14th Cape Town arrival cancel. Also has pink perf 11.5 Boer censor seal, S & H Type 3, affixed over left edge cancelled with a November 6th Pretoria postmark.

5,000 printed (of the Natal seal).

Courtesy of Jim Kotanchik by permission.




Catalog: Drummond OS3d, Snowden & Hepworth Type 1E

Date issued: 1899, EKU November 23, 1899

Printing: Black

Perforation: Imperforate

Inscription: "V. (crown) R. / OFFICIALLY SEALED IN THE / POST OFFICE at ....Natal"

Control Number: "G.P.O. - No. 110. - 50,000 - 99." at upper left

Description: Underpaid (by 1-1/2d) December 1899 cover from Durban, Natal to Lorenšo Marques, Mozambique reclosed at top with an officially sealed label cancelled with a Durban datestamp. Blue boxed "Retourne a l'envoyer / Devolvida ao remettente" ("Returned to sender"), "Non reclamee / Nao reclamado" ("Not collected"), and "REBUT / REFUGO" ("Refused"), and partial black circular "(RETURNED) LETTER OFFICE NATAL NO 4 00" markings struck on front. Likely also a wartime censorship usage.

50,000 printed.

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