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Catalogue 267: BRITISH POST OFFICES ABROAD - The DUBOIS collection (part II)
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  • Lot# : 4364 Portugal

    1799 (Oct 25): Entire letter from Gibraltar via Lisbon to Bath, with manuscript Forwarding Agent displaying well on flap "Lisbon 26th Nov 1799, Received and forwarded by your most obdeient humble servant per Mayne & Brown", mailed at the British Agency with very fine strike of large framed "Lisbon" handstamp in brown (Frazao LX3). Interesting contents "we are all anxious for the success of the Expedition to Holland and the Reduction of Genoa as the last possession of any consequence in Italy the French look up to...", however the Anglo-Russian expedition was a total failure. The earliest recorded usage of this marking. A very rare and attractive entire.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4365 Portugal

    1800 (July 9): Entire letter from Lisbon to London written on board 'Lady Jane Dundas' destined for Bengal, struck with CORR. MARITIMO  in black and '80' (reis) charge marking, mailed on from the British Agency in Lisbon with straight line LISBON handstamp in brown (Frazao LX1) and extremely rare split rate handstamp " PORT (6) / BRITISH (2/2)" struck in red with numbers in manuscript leaving '2/8d.' due to pay. London arrival on reverse (Oct 15, 1801!). Some wear at folds of a very rare entire.
    Starting bid : 2,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,200.00 CHF
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