Lot# 7273 - Auction 234-243
Crimean War / French Forces 1854 (Aug 20): Cover from Balchik near Varna to Castres, France with complete original contents, franked by 1853 20 c. blue, touched to good margins, tied by "896" petit chiffres of Marseille in transit. Circular ESCADRE DE LA MEDITERRANEE datestamp (Sept 5) in black at right. Interesting contents regarding Cholera: General Canrobert's Army had lost 3'600 men from 15'000 disembarked; mentions of the Telegraph lines opening between Varna - Balchik - Shumla and Silistria and a request for postage stamps. A scarce and interesting cover.rnProvenance: Collection Thomas Hitzler.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 500.00 CHF
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