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Lot# 3075 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 3075 Great Britain

    1870 (Oct): Bantam ½ d. deep rose-red, plate 9, lettered DS, a single example on 1872 Printed entire used locally within Hamilton, Scotland tied by 'Hamilton / 173' duplex in black (Jan 22). Whilst the usage of this stamp is rare enough on letter, the content is also superb, being a printed letter headed "LIVINGSTONE EXPEDITION, Hamilton 22 Jan 1872. Dear  Sir, I have much calling a consider the propriety of contributing as a community to the fund required for carrying out the search for Dr. Livingstone, which has been instituted by the Royal Geographic Society..". Rare and superb letter in all respects.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300 CHF