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Auction: 178 - Lot number: 244 << Previous   Next >>

Description: 1834 entire headed "Cape Town/Cape of Good Hope/Febr 15th 1834" to "Mr George Atkinson/Perth or elsewhere/ on the Swan River" endorsed "Per Quebec Trader" rated "4" in red & with a largely very fine strike of the undated oval 'SHIP LETTER/[crown]/CAPE OF GOOD HOPE' h/s. Remarkably fine, and a very early inwards item to the Colony, which was founded only five years earlier. The "Quebec Trader" departed Cape Town on 18/2/1834 and arrived in Fremantle on 19/4/1834. [George Atkinson arrived in Perth per "Medina" in July 1830, and worked as a carpenter until his death in 1843]

Auction Category: Postal History

Listed in: WESTERN AUSTRALIA , CAPE OF GOOD HOPE , Postal History , Ship Mail , Pre Stamp , unusual origins or destinations , AUSTRALIAN COLONIES General , AUSTRALIA

Estimate: AUD$ 1000.00

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Item was sold for: $4,400.00