Lot# 388 - Auction 284 - 290
General Gordon Relief Expedition 1885: O.H.M.S. cover addressed from Dongola to Beyrout, Syria franked by 1884 20 pa. rose-carmine (2) each folded over top of envelope, paying the 1 piastre rate and tied by Star & Crescent DONGOLA datestamps (Stagg fig. 13 / Smith type X-1) in black (May 6). The OHMS crossed out and countersigned from Dongola at lower left, reverse with Alexandria transit and Ottoman P.O. in Beirut arrival cds. A rare usage of mail from this Campaign to a country other than Egypt or Great Britain. Signed Todd AIEP.rnProvenance: Collection Peter A.S. Smith, Corinphila sale 198, May 20125, lot 5732.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 550 CHF
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