1897  Stolen from Stratford Post Office

05.01

Cancelled 28JL97 Back-stamped STRATFORD 28JL97 and bearing green cachet

On the night of 28/29 July 1897, Roderick McKenzie broke into Stratford Post Office by forcing a window.  He stole 600 letters, the remains of which were found by the roadside between Stratford and Midhirst.

At least three other covers are recorded bearing this cachet

05.02

New Zealand Herald 3 August

 

05.03

Taranaki Herald 12 August