Sale 284

Lot 1521

1900 (Sep. 3) Pekin to Portland, Me., dateline on enclosed letter, pencil Pekin 6th Cavalry return address on reverse of soldier's letter, San Francisco transit backstamp, bearing precancelled 2¢ postage due (J39) added upon arrival in Portland, Portland backstamp; original enclosure is 10 pages front and back, with interesting content describing in great detail a battle against 400 Boxers and daily life, capturing cattle, and a note about burning a village; cover with minor edgewear and staining, Fine, early usage prior to the establishment of the Military postal stations containing wonderful content.
Estimate 300 - 400

Realized $500

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