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Auction: 23026 - Stamps and Covers of the World
Lot: 1545

Somaliland Field Force
First Expedition
1901 (6 Apr.) envelope to Cheshire from the Thorp correspondence bearing India 1a. purple tied by large "B" in barred circle of Berbera, the reverse with Berbera despatch c.d.s., Aden (7.4) and Macclesfield (20.4) arrival c.d.s.; there is a light vertical bend. A good early cover. Photo

Sent by Lieut. H.W.B. Thorp of the King's Own Light Infantry. He was one of the two officers of the camel-mounted Maxim detachment. At this time the troops were gathering, prior to the expedition and special postal services had not been organised

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