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Lot# 459 - Auction 284 - 290

  • Lot# : 459 India

    1857 (Nov 10): Mourning Envelope from Poona to Bath, Great Britain, endorsed "via Marseilles", bearing cut-to-shape 1854 4 a. blue & red, head die III, frame die I from the third printing and 2 a. green, mostly with shaved margins, touched at left, tied by light '52' barred numeral and manuscript 'stamped', framed "INDIA PAID" in red twice alongside. Reverse with POONA despatch, BOMBAY transit (Nov. 11, 1857) and BATH arrival (Dec 14) cds's, obverse shows "LONDON PAID" transit cds in red and manuscript '8' (d.) credit to Great Britain. The rate was four annas for a prepaid letter from India and two annas for transit through France, up to ¼ ounce in the January 1857 tariff. In spite of its imperfections, a scarce and desirable mutinity period cover.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600 CHF