TRANSVAAL RUSTENBURG 1900 SG2/4 Cover
Stock Code: P14516094
1900 (27 June) 'On Active Service' cover with sender's name 'Noel Llewellyn Capt B.S.A.P./Rustenburg 27-6-1900' at lower left, to his father 'Evan H. Llewellyn M.P.' in England, franked by 1900 (22 June) 1d, 2d and 2½d, type R1 handstamp in violet, exceptionally tied by individual strikes of 'ZEERUST' cds (with Z. A. removed), dated '29 JUN 00'. On flap, blue embossed 'lion' logo of 'BRITISH SOUTH AFRICA POLICE' with Bristol arrival cds (JY 27 00) alongside. Cover faults, the 2½d stamp defective, and another stamp (probably the ½d value) tragically removed, nevertheless a very rare usage, and full of character. [Capt. Llewellyn was o/c Rhodesian artillery under Baden-Powell. who had authorised the 'Rustenburg' issue]. Ex Kenneth Griffith, and illustrated on p.57 of the book by Birkhead and Groenewald.
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