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Lot# 7260 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 7260 Bulgaria

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    Crimean War / British Forces 1854 (Aug 6): Entire letter to Lady Bradford in London from a Soldier in Camp at Yeni Bazaar in Bulgaria endorsed 'via Marseilles' franked by 1854 1 d. red-brown on blued, perf. 16, three examples, all tied on arrival by London "42" numeral obliterators in black. Reverse with circular POST OFFICE / BRITISH ARMY double arc cds (Aug 9) in black and London arrival (Aug 21) in red. Interesting content: Reports that Kronstadt is taken and that we are to go to the Crimea.. there will be no fighting in this country this year... 35'000 of he Allied Forces are at Rustschuk which is all untrue... Yeni Bazar was occupied by the 8th and 11th Hussars and the 13th Light Dragoons. A fine and attractive entire. Opinion Todd (2013).rnProvenance: Collection Dr. Kelly Tighe, Spink, 14 Oct 1997.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF