INDIA 1901 Cover Boer War Trichinopoly P.O.W. camp
Stock Code: P201006127
1901 (3 July) cover to Transvaal, twice redirected, bearing India ½a blue-green horizontal pair, each tied by "BOER CAMP/ TRICHINOPOLY" cds, showing on face crisply struck "T.L. THORNE" Censor cachet in violet, "PASSED/PRESS/CENSOR" triangular cachet in red applied en-route in Pretoria (with cds dated 12.9), redirected first to Johannesburg (in red ink), then Heidelberg (in blue ink), censored twice more en-route (one indistinct), with reverse showing Pretoria (8.8), Johannesburg (1.9), Heidelburg (14.9) and Johannesburg (16.9). Peripheral wear and some minor staining, nevertheless a rare and most unusual franking.
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