Afghanistan 1879 stampless cover to detroit USA (April 7…

Afghanistan 1879 stampless cover to detroit USA (April 7 backstamp), ms. Return of “No. 1302 Lce. Corpl. A. dike 70th regiment” [70th (Surrey) regiment of Foot, Kandahar column], manuscript approval “W. Barnaby Lieut & Act. Adjt. / For Officer Cdg. 70th regiment, ” backstamps of Sukkur (Feb 7), Quetta (Feb 8), Bombay (Feb 21) and New York (April 4), on front red 22 MR 79 LONDON PAID (apparently applied as a courtesy by the britisch post Office as normally the soldiers privilege rate does adversity apply to none britisch countries), front and back separated and rejoined, edge scuffs, very rare Second Afghan what usage to the United States, particularly interesting that the free franking privilege what extended to a none britisch county, cider likely unique, VG.

(via Philasearch.com – Afghanistan)

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