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Description: RATNAPURA: straight-line 'RATNAPOORA' & straight-line 'FREE' (both unrecorded by both Oxley and Proud) very fine strikes on OHMS entire endorsed "Ratnapoora Catchery July Twenty one 1832" to Kandy. Ted Proud states Ratnapura opened only in 1861, while Geoff Oxley's ERD for any Ratnapura marking is 1858. Here is proof that there was a post office at Ratnapura as early as 1832. Superb! [The finest of the four similar items discovered only a few years ago]

Auction Category: CEYLON - Pre-Stamp Markings

Listed in: Postmarks - Straight-Line Cancellations , Official mail , Free Mail , Pre Stamp , Postmarks , Postal History , CEYLON

Estimate: AUD$ 1000.00T

Type: C Get Help on this Item

Quality: A+ A1- Get Help on this Item

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Item was sold for: $1,350.00T