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Sale 885 — The Dr. Robert LeBow Collection, Part 1: Foreign Countries

Sale Date — Tuesday, 9 November, 2004

Category — Pre-Stamp Postal Markings by Country

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2069
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2069, Pre-Stamp Postal Markings by CountryINDIA, 1837, Waghorn's Overland Route, INDIA, 1837, Waghorn's Overland RouteINDIA, 1837, Waghorn's Overland Route. Folded letter datelined Calcutta Aug. 5, 1837" from India to London, sender's routing "Pr. 'Berenia Steamer' via Suez", bold "Care of Mr. Waghorn Suez" oval handstamp, Alexandria (Egypt) Oct. 27 transit datestamp and framed "Indes Orien. Par Alexandrie" handstamp, various ms. rate markings and two disinfection slits, London receiving backstamp and boxed accountancy handstamp with total rate due, Very Fine, Thomas Fletcher Waghorn single-handedly established the overland route via Suez, he operated with such speed and efficiency that the British Post Office directed mail to his service

E. 400-500
3,250
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