BELGIAN CONGO, 1889, 25c Blue (8; COB 8).
Tied by blue "Leopoldville 10 Avril 1896" circular datestamp on large cover used domestically to Lusambo, with light violet private handstamp indicating this cover originated in Bolobo
which didn't receive a post office until 1912, cover entered the mails in Leopoldville with no further markings as Lusambo didn't have a post office until later that year, cover with various tears and two file hole punctures, Fine and rare internal use, with 2000 Belgian Congo Study Circle certificate
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