Ref: P4789
  • £650.00

1924 10m censored postal stationery cover to MALTA, with the original letter, cancelled by an indistinct T.P.O. No. 2, 10 DEC 24 cancel. A good strike of the triangular PASSED CENSOR SUDAN ‘81’ cachet is on the front of the cover. Various backstamps including a Malta DEC 24 arrival cancel.\ When the governor-general, Sir Lee Stack, was assassinated in Cairo on November 19, 1924, the British forced the Egyptians to withdraw from the Sudan and annihilated a Sudanese battalion that mutinied in support of the Egyptians. The Sudanese revolt was ended, and British rule remained unchallenged. This letter gives a first hand account of the uprising events on Thursday 27th November until Saturday 29th and the part this officer played in it. A scarce censor h/s, only used during this rebellion.