Lot# 7262 - Auction 234-243
Crimean War / British Forces 1854 (Aug 18): Cover to Ireland, opened sensibly for display, endorsed from "Camp Prevadi" and further endorsed 'via Marseilles', franked by 1854 2 d. pale blue, plate 4, perf. 16, three examples lettered SB, SC, SD; all tied by London '30' numeral obliterators in transit obliterator in black. Reverse with POST OFFICE / BRITISH ARMY double arc datestamp in black (Aug 19) with London transit cds in red (Aug 31), Dublin cds (Sept 1) and Loughbrickland arrival on reverse. A superb and very rare franking, believed to be one of just two prepaid double rate covers recorded from the Bulgarian stage of the Campaign. Opinion Todd (2016).rnProvenance: Collection Dr. Kelly Tighe, Spink, London, 14 Oct 1997, lot 8; Collection Earl Galitz, Corinphila sale 207, June 2016, lot 4003.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 2,500.00 CHF
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