Auction: 9029 - West Africa Postal History, The John Sacher Collection
Lot: 1

Benin 1886 printed envelope endorsed "Akyway", addressed to Paris with "gravesend ship-letter" and squared circle "gravesend" datestamp of 14 Dec. 1886, red "ship-letter london" of the same date, marked "50" in blue and "100" in red crayon, on arrival taxed by France 1881-92 Postage Due 1f. reddish brown with triangular cancellation; the envelope with some faults but nevertheless attractive and a very rare early letter. Photo Estimate £ 600-800

Sold for £1,200

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