FRANCE - Thailand. 1927 cover from Nice, with France 25c(2), 50c(2), tied by machine cancel, addressed to Colonel Bailey at "The Residency, Gangtok, Sikkim" in "Les Indes Orientales", but before reaching this location the cover was missent to Siam, Gangtok being misread at Bangkok. In Bangkok it received a superb strike of the most uncommon boxed "MISSENT TO BANGKOK" in black, with Bangkok datestamp of February 12th in the same ink. The cover was then forwarded through and backstamped at Singapore (18th February), Calcutta (20th March), Tista Bridge (the Darjeeling side of the Sikkim Border, on 22nd March), to Gangtok where it was neatly re-addressed to Yatung, Tibet, where it received an arrival mark of March 23rd. At some time the address panel was erroneously embellished "Phillipine IS" (sic) in blue crayon (possibly in Singapore which would explain the lengthy gap of just over one month between the Singapore and Calcutta backstamp), which resulted in another detour and collecting another uncommon instructional mark, a boxed "NOT FOR PHILIPPINES" in carmine-red. A fascinating doubly mis-routed cover with most uncommon markings in combination and an item of striking appearance. (Photo). Est. 750 - 1 000 CHF.
FRANCE - Thailand. 1927 cover from Nice,...
Start Price: 750.00 CHF