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Lot# 7270 - Auction 234-243

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    Crimean War / French Forces 1854 (July 21): Cover from Camp near Varna to Belley, France, bearing 1852 Prèsidence 25 c. blue tied by "AOB" lozenge of dots with fair circular ARMÉE D'ORIENT / BAU. B datestamp at right in black. Reverse with Marseille cds (Aug 5), Lyon cds and Belley arrival (Aug 7). An over-payment of 5 centimes for the newly introduced (July 1, 1854) Soldier's rate of 20 c. and an exceptionally scarce stamp used from this Campaign. A fine and rare cover. Opinion Todd (2015).rnProvenance: Collection François X. Piat.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF