1878 (April 14) envelope to London "Via Brindisi" with rare combination franking of NSW DLR 2d blue tied by indistinct Rays '140' of 'WENTWORTH/NSW' (b/s) & South Australian '8 PENCE' on 9d grey-brown just tied by part Adelaide GPO cds with a very fine strike on the reverse, London arrival cds of 31MY78 in red on the face, repaired tear at left. A very rare cover. BPA Certificate (1992).
Post offices in southern & western NSW were very remote from Sydney. Significant time was saved by sending mail directly to Melbourne or Adelaide to meet the mail boat. NSW/Vic "Riverina Covers" are relatively common with 58 recorded: see "Sydney Views" (Aug 2004 & May 2005). However, only a very few similar NSW/SA combination covers are recorded.
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