BASUTOLAND
Basutoland
BASUTOLAND  -  BASUTOLAND / Postal History
MB75
1899 4th May, cover bearing Cape ‘Hope standing’ ½d green (defective corner) and 1d carmine pair. Cancelled with barred oval '688' and 'TEYATEYANENG / BASUTOLAND' sc datestamp alongside. Addressed to England and struck with 'MASERU' (MY 5), 'LADYBRAND' (6 MY) and 'WINBURG' (MY 8) transit strike and 'SOUTHAMPTON / PACKET LETTER' arrival (26 MY). Attractive and clean.
 
Note: with the arrival date in Southampton of the 26th May, this would indicate the cover was carried on the Tantallon Castle, which departed Cape Town on the 10th May
£175