Lot# 7261 - Auction 234-243
Crimean War / British Forces 1854 (Aug 12): 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 "46" numeral obliterators in black. Reverse with circular POST OFFICE / BRITISH ARMY double arc cds (Aug 14) in black and London arrival (Aug 26) in red. Interesting content: "The post is four days quicker at Varna as we are two days post from that place, it is only 45 miles off. I was sent back to Devna to take charge of the sick detachment there...". A fine and attractive entire. Opinion Todd (2015).rnProvenance: Collection Peter Chadwick, 2007; Collection François X. Piat, Cavendish, Derby, 9 Sept 2015.
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