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cover 1855 (2 June) cover from Cape Town addressed to Victoria, Australia, pink "FROM CAPE OF GOOD HOPE" banner at left, bearing 4d. deep blue singles (2), no margins and one with right corner missing, tied by black triangular cancellations; cover backstamped "CAPE TOWN/JU 2/1855" red oval and red c.d.s., "CALEDON/JY 1/1855" red oval d.s., "SHIP LETTER/FREE/AU 8 1855/G.P.O. VICTORIA" in red and "ALBURY/Crown/AU 12/1855/NEW SOUTH WALES" in black. (Not illustrated)

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cover 1855 (2 June) cover from Cape Town addressed to Victoria, Australia, pink "FROM CAPE OF GOOD HOPE" banner at left, bearing 4d. deep blue singles (2), no margins and one with right corner missing, tied by black triangular cancellations; cover backstamped "CAPE TOWN/JU 2/1855" red oval and red c.d.s., "CALEDON/JY 1/1855" red oval d.s., "SHIP LETTER/FREE/AU 8 1855/G.P.O. VICTORIA" in red and "ALBURY/Crown/AU 12/1855/NEW SOUTH WALES" in black. (Not illustrated)

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Note: The month in the Caledon d.s. is probably one month out.
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