The Madagascar ‘British Inland Mail Covers’ Part 2

 A cover (4d white & black British Mail stamp), dated 1895 (5 May), sent to Manchester cancelled by a strike of ‘BRITISH MAIL ANTANANARIVO’ in violet, with Natal 1891 2 ½d bright blue tied by a Durban (July) cancel.

A cover (4d white & black British Mail stamp), dated 1895 (5 May), sent to Manchester cancelled by a strike of ‘BRITISH MAIL ANTANANARIVO’ in violet, with Natal 1891 2 ½d bright blue tied by a Durban (July) cancel.

The individuals who took advantage of the British Inland Mails included missionaries, business people and a correspondent to the “Times of London” to which address some of the most spectacular frankings are recorded suggesting the mailing of bulky correspondence.

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Rael SolomonNatal