NIGER COAST 1897 SGZ17 Cover

Stock Code: P178012075

1897 (2 MAR) cover (embossed West India Regiment logo on flap, with 5-page contents on matching notepaper headed "13 Febry 1897, Akassa, finally completed on 2 March and put in the mail at Brass River) to England, carried on the S.S. Louanda, franked at double rate by Great Britain 2½d purple/blue horizontal pair, tied by blue crayon and ink crosses, with very fine "BRASS RIVER" (code B) despatch cds (3 MR) below and red Liverpool entry cds (5 AP) at upper left. Backstamped at Bury St Edmunds (AP 5). A very fine and rare cover, clearly demonstrating acceptance of mail bearing GB stamps by the Niger Coast Protectorate post office, with fascinating contents from Lieutenant Rowland Litchford.


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