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Worldwide & Great Britain - June 2024

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

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    Lot 327

    THE NORMAN WATSON COLLECTION OF ABYSSINIA FIELD FORCE POSTAL HISTORY - ABYSSINIA FIELD FORCE "F.F." DIAMOND CANCELS ON 4a GREEN PAIR + 8pi LILAC COVER TO G.B. VIA FRANCE: Attractive 21 May 1868 env. from the "FIELD FORCE POST OFFICE/ABYSSINIA" (unusually fine black cds on reverse) with a filing note that the letter was written from "Sooloo Abyssinia" on the front. Addressed to Cardiff "Via Marseilles" and so franked (for the 8a 8pi single rate via France) with 8pi Lilac and 4as Green pair all just tied by very fine "F.F." Diamond Field Force cancels and by the sender's "Stamped" endorsements. There is a 19(?) June "CARDIFF" arrival backstamp. Very Rare Field Force cover of Exhibition Quality. [Illustrated in 'Cavendish Chronicle', Dec. 2006 issue, p.7.] Cross Reference : MILITARY, INDIA

    Estimate: £1500
    Realised: £3000

    Worldwide & Great Britain - June 2024, Lot 327

    THE NORMAN WATSON COLLECTION OF ABYSSINIA FIELD FORCE POSTAL HISTORY - ABYSSINIA FIELD FORCE "F.F." DIAMOND CANCELS ON 4a GREEN PAIR + 8pi LILAC COVER TO G.B. VIA FRANCE: Attractive 21 May 1868 env. from the "FIELD FORCE POST OFFICE/ABYSSINIA" (unusually fine black cds on reverse) with a filing note that the letter was written from "Sooloo Abyssinia" on the front. Addressed to Cardiff "Via Marseilles" and so franked (for the 8a 8pi single rate via France) with 8pi Lilac and 4as Green pair all just tied by very fine "F.F." Diamond Field Force cancels and by the sender's "Stamped" endorsements. There is a 19(?) June "CARDIFF" arrival backstamp. Very Rare Field Force cover of Exhibition Quality. [Illustrated in 'Cavendish Chronicle', Dec. 2006 issue, p.7.] Cross Reference : MILITARY, INDIA

    Estimate: £1500  Realised: £3000 ×