lot # 271 - europe Bulgaria
Balkan Wars 1912/13: Red Cross mail. The Collection well written up on leaves with covers/cards (8) including Turkish 20 pa. card from Stamboul (Jan. 1913) to British Red Cross in Sofia, Great Britain cover at 2½ d. rate to Philippopolis to Nurse Sharpin at the Military Hospital with Bulgarian notation "Stage (rear-area) Hospital", May 1913 card from Dedeagatch with "Iambol Evacuation Hospital" Red Cross cachet, Bulgarian card with "Red Cross / Russe Branch" cachet and July 1913 registered franchise cover with imprinted "Bulgarian Red Cross Society, Sofia" at top to Adrianople and presumably captured by Ottoman Army when this town was reoccupied by the Turks, and a December 1912 card from Iambol with "Russian Red Cross - 'Moscow' Lazaret" cachet in red, previously unrecorded; Aug. 1913 Bulgarian 10 st. card from Dupnitsa to UK from a British Red Cross nurse with Unit cachet and message stating "postal arrangements are pretty bad, apart from the Censor" and an Aug. 1913 card from Kustendjil to Germany with "Hospital of Her Majesty the Queen" circular cachet and carried free, probably by Red Cross pouch. A very rare group.
Michel Catalogue 291: Europe & Overseas