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Lot# 2 - Auction 250-256

  • Lot# : 2 Great Britain

    1744 (June 18): AB in a circular frame struck in black on entire lettersheet from Beerlegem, East Flanders (BE) to Aalst (NL). Fine and clear strike of this rare handstamp which stands for "Armée Britannique" or "Army Bag" used by Britisch Army fighting in the Low Countries under George II and later under the Duke of Cumberland during the war of the Austrian Succession  (1743-45). Robson Lowe Encyclopaedia Vol. 1 1 British Army and Field Post Offices fig. 1, page 113.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,800 CHF