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British Central Africa Internal Usage

June 6, 1898

The cover traveled only a short distance of about 50 km from Blantyre to Zomba in British Central Africa.
Zomba is north northeast of Blantyre in what is today Malawi.

The cover received two clear CDS from both towns.

I believe the cover is franked with 1d. vermilion and (pale?)
ultramarine perf. 12 from Setting II issued in June, 1898 (SG 57).
I would appreciate concurrence or alternate thoughts regarding that identification.


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