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India: British Railway Administration

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Lot 180

India: British Railway Administration, 1901 (May 15), B.R.A. 5¢ on ½¢ brown, on local cover to Peking, forwarded to Tientsin, the stamp tied by a faulty undated violet handstamp reading "Railway Post Office/PFKING"; cover additionally franked by horizontal pair of India 3p "C.E.F."-overprinted Victorias, each tied by an indistinct strike of an F.P.O./15 MY/01 dater; addressed to a Special Service Officer in Peking, the address crossed out and "C/o Capt Conran/Tientsin" added in pencil at upper left; reverse bears same-day single-circle "F.P.O. No. 18" and comb-style "F.P.O. No. 4" daters; backflap slightly torn from original opening, otherwise nearly Very Fine, a neat cover.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
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