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  • Lot# : 1124 Aden

    Aden 1880: Registered cover to Bombay franked on reverse with 1865 1 a. brown and 2 a. orange in a horizontal strip of three, tied by eight barred 'B' obliterator in black on despatch with superb manuscript filled framed REGISTERED / ADEN CAMP handstamp on front. Struck on reverse with 'Aden Camp' datestamp (Oct 12), SEA POST OFFICE / A (Type 3) datestamp (Oct 7) applied in black at Suez. Carried on 'Khedive' arriving Bombay with circular datestamp (Oct 19). Some typical staining from gummed envelope but a rare franking. Illustrated in the Botterill handbook on page 35.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 1125 Aden

    1890: Cover to Cairo franked on reverse with 1882/90 3 a. orange tied by 'Bombay' squared circle datestamp (April 25). SEA POST OFFICE / E / 25 AP Intaglio Seal handstamp at right (Type 12). Carried on the 'Assam' with Suez and Cairo datestamps (May 5) above. Flap torn and some creasing but a truly astonishing cover, one of the very few known strikes of this rare marking, supplied for sealing mail after the bags were packed. Discussed on page 99 of the Botterill handbook and illustrated on page 100.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF
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