Lot 30026 – FIRST DAY OF USE OF THE CANCELLER
1878 (Jun 1)
6’000 – 8’000 EUR
Tue 2 Dec 2014 at 15:00 (Europe/Zurich)
FIRST DAY OF USE OF THE CANCELLER
1878 (Jun 1) Envelope double letter rate sent to the “Editor of the Christian World” in London, via Brindisi and Aden bearing 1876 6a tied with first ten-bar canceller used at the Indian post office at Zanzibar along with the accompanying date-stamp, rare and very fine.
This important cover was used on the first day of use of the canceller; one of only two known covers used on the first day.
Provenance: Henry Heath
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