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Jul 28

Surcharge Surfeit – Weekly Feature #431

In 1885 the people of Ceylon could have been forgiven for being confused with respect to the Postal Service.  Postal rates had been changed and the postal authorities showed a lack of foresight in estimating the need for particular denominations.  Provisionals were ordered from the London printers De La Rue but these were delayed.  Further …

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