EGYPT BRITISH FORCES 1882 Cover

Stock Code: P178012000

The Arabi Rebellion. 1882 (SP 2) stampless soldier's cover to England, endorsed "From Pte George Stevenson A H Corps, c/o Bde Surgeon McDowell AMD, Ismalia" and countersigned by David Pringle (Captain of Orderlies, Army Hospital Corps), with very fine "BRITISH ARMY POST OFFICE/EGYPT" despatch cds (type ZA1, Proud type D/S 4) at upper right. Charged 1d postage due on receipt with "T" and "1d" tax marks on face, confirming that this letter was allowed at the 1d Concession Rate. Backstamped at Lewes (SP 14). Minor cover faults, but a very rare and important stampless Soldier's Concession Rate cover from an Army Post Office. Ex Sattin (Spink 4 Jun 2008, lot 30) and Firebrace (Cavendish 16 May 2001, lot 1109) and illustrated on page 66 of his book "Nineteenth Century Wars in Egypt and the Sudan". [N.B. This is one of only two such stampless Soldier's Concession Rate items from this campaign recorded by Firebrace, the other being a front only.]

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