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The World Traveler Collection
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Sale Number 1049, Lot Number 1138, Gambia thru Gold CoastGOLD COAST, 1884, 2p Slate, Diagonal Half Used as 1p (14b; SG 13c), GOLD COAST, 1884, 2p Slate, Diagonal Half Used as 1p (14b; SG 13c)GOLD COAST, 1884, 2p Slate, Diagonal Half Used as 1p (14b; SG 13c). Tied by "Axim No 28 84" circular datestamp on small folded letter to Elmina

FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE BISECT, USED DURING A SHORTAGE OF ONE-PENNY STAMPS. ONE OF THE IMPORTANT POSTAL HISTORY RARITIES OF THE GOLD COAST. ESPECIALLY RARE USED FROM AXIM.

This was sent from Axim, the location of a fort built by the Portuguese in 1515. The letter requests supplies and notes "there is not a single punchion of rum in town". The destination, Elmina, also contains a fort erected by the Portuguese, in 1482. It figured prominently in the slave trade and is the oldest European building in existence below the Sahara. This bisect is mostly known used at Cape Coast Castle, Quittah, Salt Pond, Secondee or Winnebah.

With 2007 B.P.A. certificate, SG £5,000

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