lot # 5027 - brit. colonies gambia
1880/81: 4 d. brown, wmk. CC, a single example used on cover with complete original contents written from "HMS Sylvia" at Bathurst to Strathfield Saye Rectory, Hampshire tied by "GAMBIA" code B datestamp (Jan 30) in red with repeated strike below, manuscript '3' (pence) credit to the Colony in red. "PAID / LIVERPOOL / BR. PACKET" in red at left (Feb 15). Winchfield arrival cds on reverse of a fine cover from this famous correspondence.rnProvenance: Harmers, London, 9 Nov 1988, lot 517.
Catalogue 301: The BESANÇON Collection (part II) – British West Africa