Tradition und Erfahrung in klassischer Philatelie seit 1919

Losnr. 5452 - 257.-264. Auktion

  • Losnr. : 5452 St. Helena

    1901 (Nov 11): Registered Cover of a Boer Prisoner of War from St. Helena to Johannesburg, Transvaal bearing 1864-80 2 d. yellow in combination with 1884-94 ½ d. green with 14½ mm ovpt and 2½ d. ultramarine, three fine and fresh adhesives, lightly tied by "ST. HELENA NO 11 01" cds in black. Obverse shows clear strikes of oval "REGISTERED / ST. HELENA", circled "R", oval "PRISONER OF WAR / BROAD BOTTOM CAMP / CENSOR" with manuscript note and oval "PASSED PRESS CENSOR / JOHANNESBURG", reverse with Johannesburg arrival cds (Nov. 21, 1901) in black. An attractive cover.rnNote: At the beginning of the Second Boer War (1899-1902) initial Boer attacks were successful, and although British reinforcements later reversed these, the war continued for years with Boer guerrilla warfare. This was changed with harsh British counter-measures including a scorched earth policy and with survivors being forced into concentration camps. Very large proportions of these civilians died of hunger and disease, especially the children. Prisoner of Wars were brought to camps outside the theatre of war, for example in St. Helena and Bermuda.
    Ausruf : 200 CHF
    Zuschlag : 300 CHF