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Lot# 3970 - Auction 218-221

  • Lot# : 3970 Great Britain

    1859: Cover to Sydney, NSW, Australia franked by 1857 1 d. red, 1855/57 4 d. rose-carmine pair and 1 s. deep green in a horizontal strip of three, all tied by '046' numeral obliterators with corresponding ALDERSHOT CAMP cds at left (May 17). Reverse with London transit cds in red and 'Ship-Letter / Sydney' in black (July 10). A few small imperfections but a remarkable franking.rnrnNote: The addressee, Dr. Bede Polding, was Archbishop of Sydney. For further covers from this correspondence please see the Corinphila Rarities auction in New York (June 2016), lots 37 and 38.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF