Lot# 7254 - Auction 234-243
Crimean War / British Forces 1854 (July 26): Cover from Wolverhampton to Lt. Colonel Cocks of the Coldstream Guards, Army in Turkey, unusually prepaid in cash (contrary to regulations, broken in this instance presumably as there was no space on the envelope for the adhesives), struck with "Wolverhampton" cds in green and London transit in red of the following day. Prepaid cash covers to this Campaign are rare. Opinion Todd (2015).rnNote: The contents of the letter congratulate the addressee on his promotion and states "it is declared here the Anglo-French Army will be landed on the Crimea and that Sebastopol is to be taken...". The complete Cocks correspondence is stored in the archives of the National Army Museum in Chelsea and is available for viewing there.rnProvenance: Collection Dr. Kelly Tighe, Spink, 14 Oct 1997.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 320 CHF
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