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Lot# 5149 - Auction 284 - 290

  • Lot# : 5149 Lagos

    1860 (Oct 17-22): Printed appeal by Henry St. John Bullen on behalf of the 'late Mr. Campbell' who had been the British Consul at Lagos from 22 July 1853 until 17 April 1859, relating to a claim for payments in respect of the additional services undertaken by Benjamin Campbell, outside of his duties as Consul, for acting as both Postmaster and Packet Agent to the Colony; the printed appeal on two pages to the British Postmaster General is joined on the third page by a manuscript letter of appeal from Louisa Bullen, Campbell's daughter. Unusual and most interesting document with a valuable insight into the amount of Mail the Consul had dealt with on an annual basis.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF