Mozambique Company 1893, mixed franking cover from Salisbury

Salisbury departure, October 1st, 1893, franked with 4d for the route to the border. From the border to Beira, 25 reis had to be paid (manuscript in upper right). The 25 reis stamp of Cª de Moçambique, was applied in Umtali, cancelled in Massequessi on October 7th, and the cover arrived in Beira on October 20th. Outstanding example, confirming the agreed process of mail delivery from Mashonaland to Beira as per the 1894 telegram of Duncan to the Secretary, Cape Town.
Reference: OPUS 20, Luis Frazão, pages 129 to 138. Mashonaland: A cover with a combination British South Africa Company- Mozambique Company stamps 1894.

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