Ex - Nelson

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This cachet struck in red was applied to registered mail and is naturally very much more scarce than the black variety. I have seen one complete cover bearing the red cachet. This shows the departure mark of Nelson, New Zealand, SP 9 1862 and the circular registration mark reading "REGISTERED LETTER NELSON. N.Z. NO. 550". This is struck in black with the figures filled in by hand in ink. There is an oval registration mark in red of LONDON 19 JA 63, and the arrival mark of CARLISLE JA 20 63.