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Lot# 614 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 614 Gibraltar

    1858: Cover to Calcutta, India endorsed 'via Alexandria' franked by Great Britain Feb 1855 2 d. blue, plate 6, perf. 16, lettered TF-TG,  in a horizontal pair tied by "G" in bars obliterator with GIBRALTAR cds in blue at left (April 25) - the first month of use for this datestamp. Calcutta arrival cds (May 28) in red on reverse. The envelope with flap missing, torn face panel professionally restored but a very rare rate and destination.rnrnProvenance: Collection Geoffrey Osborn, RL, London, 14 May 1991, lot 1152.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 440 CHF