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Lot 10780 – 1901 Boer War cover with two original letters talking about playing football, cricket, etc.

Lot 10780 – 1901 Boer War cover with two original letters talking about playing football, cricket, etc.
Topics » Sport and Games » Football
Price realised
50 EUR
Estimate
50 EUR
Auction date
Tue 4 Jun 2019 at 14:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description

1901 Boer War cover with two original letters from a soldier writing to his mother about his pastimes in South Africa which seems to be playing football, tennis, cricket and riding every day: “Tomorrow we are going to play football again. The Bde Staff this time take the field against the officers of the Yorkshire Regt…it was the most amusing game I think I have ever played – half our side had never played before”, franked with GB 1881 1d lilac tied by Barberton Army P.O. cds

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