No Longer Available - GIBRALTAR 1878 SGZ26 Cover

Stock Code: P189010071

1878 (NO 9) cover (gold embossed crest on flap) from Gibraltar to London, addressed to Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, "The Right Honble, The Earl of Beaconsfield, Principal Secretary of State's Office, Downing St.", endorsed "Private" and signed "Napier of Magdala" at lower left, franked by Great Britain 1876-79 2½d rosy mauve, plate 9, tied by bold "GIBRALTAR / A26" type Z5 duplex. London arrival backstamp (NO 13). Fractionally reduced at foot, otherwise exceptionally neat and a cover of great historical interest for both its sender and addressee. [N.B. Field Marshall The Lord Napier of Magdala, who had been ennobled for his leadership of the 1866-68 Abyssinian Expedition, served as Governor of Gibraltar from June 1876 to January 1883.]


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