Great Britain - Crimea War

Ref: G4028
  • £850.00

CRIMEA WAR. 1854 cover to Boroughbridge, England, with a strip of three imperf 1d reds, Plate 168, tied by an indistinct cancel. An endorsement ‘H.M.S. “Valorous” off Sebastopol, Nov. 13th 1854’ is at the upper left of the cover. On the back are Army Post Office NO 1854, London DE 3 and Boroughbridge DE 4 1854 dispatch, transit and arrival cancels. The frigate ‘Valorous’ was a 16 gun paddle steamer, launched in 1851. During the early part of the War she served with the Baltic Fleet before being transferred to the Black Sea. She was commanded by Captain Buckle. The centre stamp is just touched at the top and the left stamp touched at the upper left, otherwise large margins all round. A very uncommon cover with these imperf stamps.