Lot# 7257 - Auction 234-243
Crimean War / British Forces 1854 (Aug): Cover to Banstead, Epsom endorsed 'per French Packet from Black Sea Fleet' franked by 1854 1 d. red-brown on blued, perf. 16 and 2 d. blue, pl. 4, perf. 16, tied by "Crown between Stars" obliterator in black. Reverse with POST OFFICE / BRITISH ARMY double arc cds in blue and obverse with Epsom arrival (Sept 18) in blue. Small repaired tears to flimsy envelope but the 2 d. shows the lower horizontal row of perforations above the value tablet and the franking is extremely rare from Bulgaria - believed to be just one of three such usages from the early part of the Campaign. Rare.rnProvenance: RL, Postal History, March 1988, lot 328; Collection François X. Piat, Cavendish, Derby, 9 Sept 2015.
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