Lot# 7288 - Auction 234-243
Crimean War / French Forces 1856 (June 22): Cover from St. Malo addressed to a Captain of a Brig in Crete, franked by 1853 25c. blue in a strip of four, touched to large margins all round, tied by "3176" petit chiffres with St. Malo despatch cds and framed 'P.P.' in red at right. The cover was sent via Syra and struck in transit with 'Consul de France / Syra' cachet in blue, and forwarded to follow the addressee to Gallipoli and further forwarded in manuscript 'au Consul de France' to Varna, Bulgaria. Part of ARMÉE D'ORIENT / QUARTR GAL datestamp on reverse. Illustrated in 'A Crimean War Study' by François X. Piat on page 51. Extremely rare and attractive cover ably demonstrating the important roles of Consuls in locating Ships during the War. Opinion Todd (2014).rnProvenance: Collection François X. Piat.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF
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