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Natal to England
April 30, 1896

This cover was posted in Newcastle which is about 250 km
north northwest of Durban on the southeast coast of Africa.
Newcastle is north of Ladysmith.
The destination was Paynton, South Devon.
Paynton was probably a phonetic misspelling for Paignton in South Devon,
Paignton is on the English Channel coast tucked south of Torquay.
The cover is franked with three 1884 1d rose Queen Victorias (SG 99).
There are four generally faint NEWCASTLE | NATAL CDS.

The cover received a Durban transit mark on May 2.
The cover arrived in Paignton on May 23.


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