Natal



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: Large 1900 registered stampless official cover from Field Post Office, B.O. (Base Office), British Army, South Africa (at Pretoria during this time) to Durban, Natal "received torn at / Base. F.P.O. PM Burg. (Pietermaritzburg, Natal) / 7th August 1900" with single Natal seal affixed to backflap. Durban receiving cancel of 8 August on reverse. Pretoria had been occupied by British forces since June 5, 1900.

50,000 printed.

This cover (showing detail of the seal) is illustrated on page 245 of Proud's History of the British Army Postal Service Vol I 1882-1902.



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: Large registered 1900 cover from Kroonstad, Orange River Colony to Durban, Natal damaged and repaired with three imperforate black on white Natal post office seals. One seal with "Torn in Transvaal" inscription in pencil. October 12th Durban receiving cancel on back.

50,000 printed.

Very scarce use of this as a repair seal, rather than the more commonly seen censorship usage of this period.


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