Lot# 7253 - Auction 234-243
Crimean War / British Forces 1854: Envelope and contents from Varna (July 25) endorsed at lower left "Raglan" in his own hand and addressed to "Colonel Cobbe Commanding His Majesty's Troops at Gallipoli", struck on front with French Paquebot datestamp "NIL" (Salles fig. 804) in black (July 30). Fascinating contents concerning Dardanelles Hospitals and the Cholera Outbreak, French losses due to the disease, the rum issue "it forms no part of the existing regulations" etc. Reverse with "Armée D'Orient / Bau. Sed.re" cds (July 31). Lord Raglan's Military career lasted half a century from the Peninsular War through the Battles of Quatre Bras and Waterloo to the infamous order that led to the Charge of the Light Brigade. A rare and historic cover.rnProvenance: Collection François X. Piat, Cavendish, Derby, 9 Sept 2015.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 650.00 CHF
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