Lot 10258
Russia » Ship Mail » Ship Mail in the Black Sea
Price realised
1’000 EUR
1’000 EUR
Auction date
Sat 3 Dec 2016 at 10:00 (Europe/Zurich)
1855 CRIMEA: 1855 Envelope with contents datelined April 24 from Captain George Goldsmith of “(H.M.S.) Sidon at Balaklava” to London endorsed “From Black Sea Fleet” and “Sidon” with GB full margined strip of 3 imperf 1d reds cancelled by fine/very fine (for this) cancels, just tied by the recipient’s filing endorsement, backstamped POST OFFICE/BRITISH ARMY with small blue ‘A’ code. The contents relate to the writer’s recent arrival by ship to Cephalonia and the new railway that accelerates the unloading.Highly attractive cover and exceedingly scarce with the imperf franking and crown cancel. Illustrated in CWS 1997, p21/22.