lot # 4693 - brit. colonies Brit. Somaliland
First Issue, Overprinted at top 1903 (June 1): India 2 a. pale violet, a single example used on 1904 cover (Govt. of India crest on reverse) to the Clarance Barracks of the Hampshire Regiment at Portsmouth tied by "Berbera / Somaliland" cds (May 31) in black. Reverse with Portsmouth (June 11) arrival cds's. Carried at the civilian rate even though the sender, Sergeant W. Eade, was serving with the 1st. Batallion of the Hampshire regiment during the 4th Somaliland Expedition (July 1903-June 1904). Scarce cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection John Inglefield-Watson, Spink, London, 3 Oct 2007, lot 1460.