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LOT 2403

Cape of Good Hope

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Lot 2403 Cape of Good Hope

SG1880

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South Africa: Cape of Good Hope: 1880 (Nov.) Gun War stampless soldiers cover to near Cape Town, endorsed â On Active Service From L. Corporal G.G. Mann, D.E.O.V.R.â (Duke of Edinburghâ s own Volunteer Rifles, countersigned by â 2nd. Lieutenant W.A. Curryâ . On reverse has indistinct Aliwal North cancellation and Cape Town arrival datestamp. Although some Basotho with great reluctance, were willing to surrender their guns, the majority refused. Government attemps to enforce the law brought fighting by September, within months, most Basotho chiefs were in open rebellion. A peace treaty was signed with Basotho chiefs n 1881. Ex Sattin. Photo


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Lot 2403 Cape of Good Hope

SG1880

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South Africa: Cape of Good Hope: 1880 (Nov.) Gun War stampless soldiers cover to near Cape Town, endorsed â On Active Service From L. Corporal G.G. Mann, D.E.O.V.R.â (Duke of Edinburghâ s own Volunteer Rifles, countersigned by â 2nd. Lieutenant W.A. Curryâ . On reverse has indistinct Aliwal North cancellation and Cape Town arrival datestamp. Although some Basotho with great reluctance, were willing to surrender their guns, the majority refused. Government attemps to enforce the law brought fighting by September, within months, most Basotho chiefs were in open rebellion. A peace treaty was signed with Basotho chiefs n 1881. Ex Sattin. Photo

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