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lot # 4371 - britische kolonien Mauritius

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1818 (April 17): Entire letter at double rate from Port Louis to a Lieutenant in the 24th Foot, care of the Army Agent in London, struck on despatch with superb "PORT LOUIS / UNPAID" handstamp in black, with framed SHIP LETTER / DEAL in black on obverse (Robertson S9) and London arrival cds (Sept 7) on reverse where rated '4/-' to pay in manuscript. The contents are somewhat tragic, a fellow soldier had all his money and belongings stolen by his servant, when caught by the Police on the Island, the thief had drunk the entire proceeds. A superb impression of an extremely rare cancellation.


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