Lot# 3490 - Auction 218-221
1914: Cover from Bangkok to Berlin franked by 1910 3 s. green and 1912 14 st. ultramarine tied by 'Bangkok / 5a' cds (June 30). The letter arrived in Germany after the First World War broke out (August 1) and thus was struck with 'Militaerischerse.../ Kriegsrecht geoeffnet / Berlin' cachet in violet (Aug 27). Returned to sender with German blue wafer seals at base 'Kaiserl. Deutsches Brief-Postamt / Berlin 17.', and opened again on return (Feb 23, 1915) with 'Officially Sealed / Royal Siamese Postal Department' label at left in red. Some to be expected creasing but a most unusual cover.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 420 CHF
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