1855 CRIMEAN WAR Fieldpost entire written in 1855 in Neppendorf, today part of Hermannstadt/Sibiu in Transylvania, addressed to Cles, Tyrollia, franked Austria 1850/54 3kr red + 6kr brown, fresh colour, clear to fine margins all round except 3kr just touched at base, each stamp tied by ‘FELDPOST No. 4 27/6’ cds in black (Muller 3442a = 900 points; Tchilingarian fig. 729), Vienna & Trient bs’s, interesting and attractive cover.
The Fieldpost No. 4 was issued for a military unit which should have taken part in the occupation of the Principalities during the Crimean War, but this cover indicates that it remained in Hermannstadt at least a further month according to the literature (Clement, Tchilinghirian). Even at that late point the sender writes to his mother to direct any further letters to Hermannstadt. The sender appears to be Julius Aloys Karl Hubert zu Spaur und Flavon, Earl of Spaur und Flavon (1829-1907)
Provenance: Dr. Anton Jerger
Expertise: Cert. Ferchenbauer