Category: SOUTH AUSTRALIA - Postal History
1891 (Dec 22) usage of Austrian 5kr Envelope uprated with 1kt x5 - one on the reverse - & 5kr tied by 'MARBURG' cds, apparently overweight with 'T' h/s & "12½" in blue, to Adelaide but mis-sorted with very fine ' A /PENANG/ JA23/92' b/s & the earliest recorded usage by almost 10 years of the seriffed 'MISSENT/TO PENANG' h/s (Proud #I5) on the face, 'SHIP MAIL ROOM/FE23/92/ADELAIDE SA' arrival cds on the face where '___/MORE TO PAY'-in-oval applied & overstruck with separate '½D.' & '2D.' handstamps. An unusual & delightful cover.
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