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Catalogue 267: BRITISH POST OFFICES ABROAD - The DUBOIS collection (part II)
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    Crimean War / Baltic Fleet 1855 (July 11) Great Britain 1854 1 d. red, wnk. Small Crown, Die II, perf. 14, a used strip of three lettered SB-SD, on entire letter from Sveaborg, Finland to Bungay, Suffolk all tied by London '10' obliterators in black in transit with extremely rare framed "ESCADRE DE LA BALTIQUE" handstamp in red and arriving back in the UK by way of Calais (Aug 17) and thence to Bungay (Aug 18) with green double arc arrival also on obverse and manuscript '5' at left (4 d. from France + 1 d. internal) but apparently not charged. An extraordinarily rare entire with interesting Naval content and the only cover with British adhesives bearing this French Handstamp from the Baltic Fleet. Cert. BPA (1978).rnProvenance: Collection Griffitt Blackler, Harmers London 18-20 May 1992, lot 1786.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,000.00 CHF
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