lot # 850 - europa bulgarien
1885 (Dec 23): Stampless Military concession cover to Haskovo, struck with bilingual "PLOVDIV / PHILIPPOPLE" datestamp (Dec 23j) in blue (Zagorsky Type III) and by "MILITARY COMMANDER / PLOVDIV" circular "Lion" intaglio cachet in blue. Plovdiv , after a revolt (now celebrated on Sept 6) had been returned from Eastern Roumelia to Bulgaria in 1885. Slight file folds do not detract from a rare and attractive cover. Opinion Todd (2015).
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