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Cavendish Philatelic Auctions Ltd.


Auction Date: June 4th - 5th, 2024

Cavendish Philatelic Auctions Ltd.
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153-157 London Road
Derby, DE1 2SY
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Suite G06 Dowgate Hill House
14-16 Dowgate Hill
London EC4R 2SU
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A Buyers' Premium of 20% is added to the hammer price of each lot All bids and limits are taken as exclusive of this premium. This premium is subject to VAT for ALL purchasers. VAT is only charged on the hammer price of lots prefixed * (plus 20% VAT) or ** (plus 5% VAT), or on the difference ...more

A Buyers' Premium of 20% is added to the hammer price of each lot All bids and limits are taken as exclusive of this premium. This premium is subject to VAT for ALL purchasers. VAT is only charged on the hammer price of lots prefixed * (plus 20% VAT) or ** (plus 5% VAT), or on the difference between face value and the hammer price of Mint GB lots with the symbol ## at the end of the description (plus 20% VAT).

Lot 327 Ethiopia

Description

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 GBP)

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Price (no guarantee)

3000.00 GBP
(app. 3510 EUR)

End date of bidding:

Tuesday June 4th, 2024, 09:00 BST

Current Auction Time (MET): Wednesday 19th 2024 June 2024 - 00:31