NATAL 1900 Cover Ladysmith siege "Long Tom" postcard
Stock Code: P190010366
1900 (Feb 9) "Long Tom" Postcard (Type II, without Ball in flag), to London, despatched on March 2nd after the relief of Ladysmith, taxed 10c (1d, military mail rate) en route, the charge deleted on arrival, with London transit cds in red (MR 25). The card bears an interesting message written by a soldier to a young relative ; "I have been locked up in a town where you can't go anywhere far. As all the stamps for letters are finished we have to use these cards". Trivial corner creasing mentioned for accuracy, still an attractive and interesting historical record.
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