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Auction: 20035 - The Philatelic Collectors' Series Sale
Lot: 3209

Cape of Good Hope
Early Letters and Handstamps
District Post Offices
Undated entire from Somerset West to Cape Town, rated "3d" in red ink, showing fine circular "post office/Crown/somerset" handstamp with Crowned "post office/cape/town/general" c.d.s. alongside, fine

Note: First post office at Somerset West opened in 1822, and in Somerset East in 1825. Because of the great variance in distance from Cape Town, the rates from Somerset East were much greater than from Somerset West. The 3d. single sheet from Somerset West compared to the 1/1d. rate from Somerset East. It would appear both were issued an identical handstamp.

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£150 to £180

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