Lot description

TAHITI. 1893 (March 13). Cover at concessionary Soldier's Rate, endorsed from 'Amanu' (Tuamoto Archipelago) to a sailor on board ship on the Mediterranean Squadron; franked by 1893 overprinted 15c. blue tied by octagonal 'CORR. D'ARMEES-PAPEETE' in black with repeated strike alongside and Naval Detachment cachet in blue. Reverse with Marseille and Ajaccio (Corsica) cds's (May 4). Extremely rare, the only recorded example of a 19th Century usage from Amanu. Certificate SISMONDO. Ceres 24. Scott 22.

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