GB 1811 Pre-Stamp - Napoleonic Officers mail from Portugal
Stock Code: P190008200
1811 Napoleonic Officers Mail. Very fine entire from Lieut. E.W. Bell of the 7th Royal Fusiliers to his mother rated in manuscript "2/3" with a fine strike of the scarce Falmouth "LISBON/F" datestamp in green for SE.4.1811. Lieut. Bell having just arrived in Lisbon describes quite unflatteringly "this stinking city, it is certainly the nastiest place I ever beheld, all the filth is thrown in the street, and there being no necessaries the whole is thrown from the window, to the great annoyance of the foot passengers where it collects till the stench is unbearable." An interesting and scarce officers letter, offered with typed transcript.
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