Boer War 1900 Smaldeel OFS Lumsdens Horse 'John Bull' Cover VRI 1d Variety
A stunning cover from the Anglo Boer War 1900:
Plain envelope, with a 'John Bull' stamped 'patriotic' impression 'NAVY, INDIA, AUSTRALIA, CANADA VOLUNTEERS - BRITISH ISLES TREK !!!
Franked 3 x Orange Free State VRI overprints on 1d, central stamp is missing 'full stop after R' variety, cancelled three super SMALDEEL O.R.C. OC 23 00 datestamps, addressed to Junnulphur in India.
To reverse has the senders address:
From 122 Q.M. Sergt E.R. Dale "Lumsdens Horse S.A."
With datestamps TUTICORIN 3 NO 00, DURBAN NO 5 00 NATAL and JUBBULPUR 3 DE 00.
(Quatermaster Sergeant Ephraim Robert Dale was mentioned in Lord Roberts despatches 2 April 1901 for served in South Africa)
As Shown: Opened along the top, small tear left hand side of stamps and small tear bottom left.
ID: SA 21422