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Auction: 20035 - The Philatelic Collectors' Series Sale
Lot: 3138

Covers and Cancellations
Military Mail
1840 (8 Nov.) soldier's entire letter "from Robert Smith, Private 52 Regt." to Lichfield, Staffs., rated "Pd1" and countersigned by the Commanding Officer of the 6th. Regiment; the contents refer to "many deaths in the regiment", the General, monthly salary of £1, wishing to purchase his discharge for £10 and horse racing, etc.; accompanied by a 1971 letter from the Headquarters of the Light Division explaining the movements of the 52nd. Regiment in the West Indies. A few faults though a scarce concessionary rate cover

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