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MB76
1935 1st May, cover bearing KGV Silver Jubilee set of four (SG 11-14), centrally and clearly cancelled 'MAKOALIS', sent registered Airmail with a further strike on label, to Johannesburg. Most unusual.
 
Note: apparently a stamp dealer in Johannesburg requested the postal agent at Makoalis to cancel a number of covers franked with the KGV Silver Jubilee set with the date 1 MAY 1935. It is not known if this was a genuine error on the part of the dealer or deliberate. The dealer was subsequently charged with incitement to forgery but was acquitted (see South African Philatelist, March 1938, p. 35, a cpoy of which is included).
£75