Lot 10266

Egypt » Egyptian Post Offices Abroad » Territorial Offices » Suakin (Sudan)
Estimation: 400 – 500 EUR
Date de vente: Mon 14 Jun 2021 at 14:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Vente: 2021 Spring Auction Series
Catalogue: Egypt – Chalhoub Part 4

1885 (18.3) 20 Paras brown postal stationery card from Suakin to Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland, paying foreign postcard rate, cancelled by bilingual SOUAKIN circular datestamp with another strike alongside, somewhat soiled, fine & scarce

Note: This postcard is from H. Johnston, a member of No. 3 Field Hospital. The hospital was in charge of a Surgeon-Major, assisted by two Surgeons. It was the last of the four field hospitals to arrive, and was permanently stationed in the camp, when, towards the end of the military operations, it received sick from the Cavalry and Mounted Infantry