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    Crimean War / Turkish & British Forces 1855 (Jan 10): Original signature of Omer Pasha (1806-1871), Commander in Chief of the Turkish Army as part of the Allied Forces in the War, written in German "Omer, zur erinnerung in Varna, 10 januar 1855" (Omer, a souvenir in Varna, 10 January 1855). This piece was part of a page from the diary of Sir Algernon West, his memoirs state: "at 12 o'clock we saw Omer Pasha, a magnificent looking man, very like his picture in the Illustrated News...he gave me his signature and wrote under it a souvenir from Varna". Sir Algernon travelled on to the Crimea and was horrified by the conditions of the British Forces. He later served as personal private secretary to William Gladstone. Omer Pasha took Bucharest in 1854, was the victor at Eupatoria in 1855 and Kars in 1856. Sold together with a coloured engraving ex the London Printing & Publishing Company of Omer Pasha on horseback. Rare. Opinion Todd (2013).rnrn 
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF