EGYPT BRITISH FORCES 1882 Cover
Stock Code: P178008756
1882 (SP 15) blue O.H.M.S. envelope used unofficially (O.H.M.S. crossed through) to Wales, Sandbach correspondence, endorsed "Active service no stamps available" with disinfection slit, very fine "BRITISH ARMY POST OFFICE/EGYPT" despatch cds (type ZA1, Proud type D/S 4) at upper right, overstruck by fine "2½" and "T" tax marks. Abergele (SP 6) arrival backstamp. The enclosed letter, written on the battlefield the day after the Battle of Tel-el-Kebir, gives a very interesting account of the battle. Minor cover faults on reverse, but neat and rare.
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