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Auction: 23026 - Stamps and Covers of the World
Lot: 1016

Aden-Yemeni Boundary Commission
1903 (14 Feb,) stampless envelope to Lucknow marked "On Field Service Aden Column. No Postage Stamps available" and sent by "Pte. F.C. Stenning, C. Coy, 1st Hants Det, Dthala" and countersigned by the commanding officer and bearing a faint strike of unframed "active service/unpaid" in purple, circular "overland postage/due" charged at the soldier's postage rate of ½a., plus "T" in circle; the reverse bearing Aden (15.2), and various transit c.d.s. including the diminutive oval "unpaid/23 fe 03/lucknow" in green. A fine and highly important cover from this campaign. Photo

Christie's Robson Lowe auction, June 1996
Gary Brown, November 2015

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