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Lot# 7268 - Auction 234-243

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    Crimean War / French Forces 1854 (July 10): Registered cover from Camp near Varna to Lyon bearing 1853 25 c. blue horizontal pair, touched to large margins all round, tied by "AOA" dotted lozenge in black with straight line CHARGÉ above in red and ARMÉE D'ORIENT / BAU. A. datestamp in black. Reverse with Marseille transit cds (July 25) and Lyon arrival. An over-payment of the recently changed concessionary rate (reduced to 20 c. on July 1, 1854). Small imperfections but a exceedingly rare registered usage from this Campaign. Opinion Todd (2015). Cert. Bernard & Pascal Behr (1997).rnProvenance: Collection François X. Piat.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold