No Longer Available - SOUTH AUSTRALIA 1881 SGO11a Cover OHMS cover from Adelaide to England, with 1874-77 9d red-purple, variety "No stop after S"

Stock Code: P234001071

1881 (JU 30) Official cover (blue embossed Royal Arms on flap) from Adelaide to England, endorsed 'per "John Elder"', franked by 1874-77 Official 9d red-purple, type O1 opt, wmk Large star, perf 11½-12½, variety "No stop after S", tied by "G.P.O. ADELAIDE / S.AUSTRALIA" duplex. Signature of sender "W.Jervois" (= Major-General William Jervois, Governor of South Australia) at lower left, and addressed to Colonel Sir E.F. Du Cane R.E. K.C.B. (noted prison administrator and criminologist), with Kingston on Thames arrival backstamp of "AU 6 1881". A wonderful cover in very fine condition, being the unique usage of this very rare stamp on cover. BPA certs x2 (1988 and 2018), and Ceremuga cert (2020).


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