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1915 (Aug 26): Envelope from Skopje, Macedonia to England, endorsed "On Active Service Serbia", despatched by a soldier attached to the "LADY PAGET'S HOSPITAL SERBIAN RELIEF FUND UNIT" with matching violet cachet. Envelope has been burnt on all sides from an accident aboard of an unknown vessel. Upon arrival  in Marseille (Sept 24) it was censored and officially sealed with a censorship strip, tied by corresponding cachets and endorsement "Incendie à Bord". Unique item.rnProvenance: Penn-Gaskell collection.rnReference: Described by Hopkins on p. 76 and Hoggarth/Gwynn (2003).
Catalogue 257: EUROPE & OVERSEAS


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