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    Crimean War / British Forces 1854: Envelope from Varna to Kent endorsed 'via Marseilles', containing long contents written from "Camp 8 miles West of Varna, on the Road to Shumla" and mailed with further comment "to go by the Austrian Mail tomorrow". Sent from Varna via the French P.O. in Constantinople (June 5) unpaid and charged '1/3d.' due in manuscript on arrival at the full Civilian rate. Paris transit (June 17), London cds and Wingham cds (June 20) on reverse. The letter enclosed is from the correct correspondence but is dated June 7, nevertheless a fine letter concerning Picket duties etc. in the Camp. An extraordinary and rare usage via the French Post Office. Opinion Todd (2015).rnProvenance: Collection François X. Piat, Cavendish, Derby, 9 Sept 2015.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold