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1894, Montreal Que, 1¢ (2), 3¢ SQ, Remington typewriter advertising - 5¢ non-UPU letter rate to South Africa.

1894, Montreal Que, 1¢ (2), 3¢ SQ, Remington typewriter advertising - 5¢ non-UPU letter rate to South Africa.

Regular price
$750.00
Sale price
$750.00

Non-UPU to Cape Colony SA – 1894, 1¢ (2), 3¢ SQ tied by Montreal duplex cancel on Remington typewriter advertising cover paying 5¢ non-UPU letter rate to South Africa. (no backstamp). Unusual cover in that 5¢ UPU rate applied although Cape Colony not part of the UPU. Lovely, rare and exhibit quality.

The Jan 1892 postal guide annouced a uniform rate of postage to all countries in the UPU.

‘’A uniform rate of postage has beed adopted for the whole Postal Union – the 5¢ rate’’.
The Cape was not included in the UPU, not joining until Jan 1, 1895 three years later. Nevertheless, Canada extended this 5¢ rate to this non UPU British colonies.