Lot# 7275 - Auction 234-243
Crimean War / French Forces 1854 (Aug 24): Stampless Official cover to a Captain in the 5th Rifles at Varna, struck with italic "Cabinet de Ministre / de la Guerre" in red and circular Eagle cachet of the Ministry of War on reverse in red. Faint probable ARMÉE D'ORIENT / QUARTR GAL' datestamp in black on front and charged '60' centimes due (double the concessionary unpaid rate) in manuscript. Official mail is rare, more especially so during the early weeks of this Campaign. Opinion Todd (2015).rnProvenance: Collection François X. Piat.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 1,300 CHF
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