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lot # 2712 - united states postal history forwarding agents

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"B.F. Stevens Despatch Agent/ London/ 22 Jul 85" oval handstamp on an envelope sent from St Moritz Switzerland to "Lieutenant C S Sperry USN/ USS Quinnebaug" c/o BF Stevens in London and forwarded to "Care of the/ United States Consul/ Constantinople, Turkey" (2 handstamps), backstamped London JY 21 85, red "British Post Office Constantinople JY 21 85", envelope roughly opened at right damaging Swiss stamp, Fine usernThe USS Quinnebaug was a screw corvette in the US Navy serving in the Mediterranean theater 1878/89.rnLt Charles Stillman Sperry (later Rear Adm, 1847-1911) was an officer in the US Navy. As a rear admiral, he served in the US delegation to the Geneva Convention and the Second Hague Conference, and as Commander in Chief, Battle Fleet, he led the Great White Fleet during the major portion of its historic cruise around the world in 1907 and 1908.Sale 3036: General Sale Session 1 - United States Stamps and Covers

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