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Lot# 4615 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 4615 Transvaal

    Combination Cover 1879: Cover endorsed at lower left ‘Free, F.M.J.Hutchinson, 4th King's Own Regiment’ addressed to his father, Colonel Hutchinson in London, mailed from "Sekukuni" and endorsed at left, franked by Transvaal 1878 6 d. olive-black tied in manuscript by receiver’s notation “extract from Despatch enclosed” and by Cape 1864/77 1 d. carmine in a horizontal pair and single 4 d. blue (Gi 29+30) tied by ‘Cape-Town / Cape Colony’ duplexes in black (Dec 25). Reverse with London arrival cds (Jan 23, 1880) in black. Closed opening tear on reverse, some edge wear of no significance, a fascinating and rare cover.rnrnNote: Hutchinson was recommended for the Victoria Cross for his conspicuous gallantry at the Battle of Ulundi. At the storming of Sekukuni, Hutchinson was mentioned in Russell's despatches of Nov. 28, 1879.rn 
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF