|Stamps - Postal History|
Phoenix Auctions / Auction #62 - World Philatelic Auction - 04/05/2018 / NEW ZEALAND - Postal History / Lot 1454
1873 (Mar 12) cover to London with 6d pale blue (SG #136) tied by Dunedin duplex, London arrival cds of 13MY73 in red on the face, minor flap fault. Carried per Dakota, departed Auckland 20/3/1873; arrived San Francisco 21/4/1873; mail arrived London 13/5/1873. [This was the second-last voyage under the CNZAML contract as the company declined to continue after April 1873. Between May 1873 & January 1874, all mail for the United Kingdom was again sent via Suez.] Ex Ellot & Benvie.