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Auction: 23026 - Stamps and Covers of the World
Lot: 1074

(x) Bechuanaland
Bechuanaland Protectorate
Telegraph Forms
1885 "military telegraphs" forms (3) as received at Setlagoli (2) and Vryburg. 1) from Assistant Commander at Mafeking to the Officer-in-Command at Setlagoli (Col. Paul Methuen) inscribed and signed by Methuen on reverse stating "Bring back this man at once" and showing "field telegraph/sh/jul 1685" d.s. in violet; 2) from Mafeking to Setlagoli informing Methuen that McHatttie had been given copies of Methuen's telegram, showing "field telegraph/sh/jul 1885/no 92"d.s. in violet; and 3) used at Taungs from the Quartermaster to his opposite number at Vryburg concerning runner. A unique and historically important lot. Photo for first

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