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Great Britain - 1853-1856 Crimean War & Officials

Lots 2388-2393

Lot 2388    

Great Britain, 1855 Baltic Expedition, cover bearing G.B. 1d red strip of three tied by oval grids to Dawlish, Devon, endorsed "Via Dantzic", "Danzig, 24 / 8" cds and London transit backstamp; left 1d corner fault, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Lot 2389    

Great Britain, 1856 to Balaclava, Crimea, cover bearing Great Britain 1d red strip of three tied by "42" oval cancels and red "Insufficiently / Stamped" two-line handstamp, reverse with partial backstamps and docketed "Rec'd 29 /5 /56"; reduced at left, small faults, Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Lot 2390    

Great Britain, 1855-56, Crimean War Covers, 2 covers; "D.A.Q.M.G. Head Quarters, British Army, Crimea" addressing to a Capt. Cualock on mourning cover, with 1d+ 2d tied by "19" barred oval, London "No 16, 1855" cds on reverse & "Royal Artillery, Colonial Dacres Staff, Head Quarters, Crimea" addressing on 1856 folded letter to veterinary surgeon endorsed "via Marseilles et Paye", franked with 1d strip of three tied by "39" barred oval (Hammersmith), blue straight line "Oxford St." handstamp on reverse, Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Realized: $270

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Lot 2391 o   

Great Britain, Inland Revenue Official, 1889, Queen Victoria, 1s dull green, town cancel, clear margins, Very Fine. SG No. O15.
Scott No. O12    $420.

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Lot 2392    

Great Britain, Royal Household Official, 1902, King Edward VII, ½d blue green, o.g., never hinged, well centered, very fresh, Very Fine and choice. Scott No. O63 $400 for hinged.
SG No. O91    £375 for hinged ($530).

Realized: $260

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Lot 2393    

Ascension, G.B. 1887, 2d green & carmine, in combination with G.B. 1900, ½d blue green, bottom margin single on cover to Yorkshire, England, tied by "Ascension, Ja 2, 12" cds's, Very Fine.
SG No. Z10+Z19    Estimate $100 - 150.

Realized: $200

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Lots 2388-2393

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