CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 1880 SG34 Cover from Robben Island to England
Stock Code: P201007341
1880 (MR 22) cover (Eagle and 'DI OFN DI YMFFROST' crest on flap) from Robben Island to England, franked at 6d by 1879 3d on 4d blue horizontal pair, tied by BONC '158' with confirmatory backstamp (Putzel and Visser 2a). The face with London arrival cds (15 AP) in red at lower left and backstamped with Cape Town transit (MR 22) cds. Trivial soiling mentioned strictly for accuracy, still an exceptional and very scarce cover from this infamous penal and leper colony. Ex Argyll Etkin (15 Apr 2004, lot 363).
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