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Auction: 20035 - The Philatelic Collectors' Series Sale
Lot: 3496

Military Mail
1871 double rate front affixed to an envelope to Devonport, headed "From J. Battershill SB (Sick Berth) Attendant, H.M.S. Northumberland, Gibraltar", countersigned by Commanding Officer, showing framed "over oz/more-to pay" h.s. with manuscript "½" inserted at the London G.P.O. where two 1d. red where applied and tied by "35" in diamond of bars, marked "Coin" and compulsorily registered with handstruck "1/-" amended by hand to "1/1" and with "registered/devonport" oval d.s. (29.7) in red; some faults but a remarkable and very rare compulsorily registered item

Gerald Ellott, December 2011

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