Tradition und Erfahrung in klassischer Philatelie seit 1919


Britische Auslandspostämter - Die Sammlung 'Dubois'
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  • Losnr. : 5806 Fiji

    Mail Boat Obliterations / Pacific Station 1865 (July 28): Cover franked by Great Britain 1862 4 d. red, hairlines, used with New South Wales 1870/72 6 d. violet perf. 13, on cover initialled by sender 'CSF' at lower left (Cecil G. Savile Foljambe) endorsed 'via Marseilles' to the Viscountess Milton in Worksop, with imprinted "HMS Curacoa" crest on reverse of envelope, each stamp tied by bold strikes of the Mailboat "B56" obliterator in black. Reverse with Worksop arrival cds's (Nov 11). Fortunately the British Museum has the original correspondence and this confirms this letter was written on board the "HMS Curacao" whilst it was in Ovalau, Fiji on July 28, 1865 and mailed in the New Hebrides on August 8, 1865, the ship returning to Sydney on October 13. Copy of the original letter enclosed with the lot.rnA magnificent and extremely attractive combination cover. Unique in every respect.rnrnNote: The writer, Cecil G. Savile Foljambe (1846-1907), joined the Royal Navy in 1861 retiring from same in 1870. He later became MP for North Nottinghamshire from 1880-1885.rn 
    Ausruf : 8.500 CHF
    Zuschlag : 8.500 CHF
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