from S. Sergt. Nicholl Ordnance Dept. to Bombay, the embossed stamp is uncancelled and shows the civil P.O. "SAWAKIN/21 6 96" bilingual c.d.s. and circular "OVERLAND POSTAGE/DUE/AS/5" alongside, a rare soldiers letter treated as civilian mail; also 1896 (1 July) similar envelope from the same correspondence with embossed stamp cancelled by "BASE OFFICE/B" bridge type c.d.s. (Suakim). Both very fine. Photo" /> cover 1896 (21 June) 1a. on 9p. printed<I> "Soldiers' and Seamen's Envelope"</I> from S. Sergt. Nicholl Ordnance Dept. to Bombay, the embossed stamp is uncancelled and shows the civil P.O. "SAWAKIN/21 6 96" bilingual c.d.s. and circular "OVERLAND POSTAGE/DUE/A<V>S/5" alongside, a rare soldiers letter treated as civilian mail; also 1896 (1 July) similar envelope from the same correspondence with embossed stamp cancelled by "BASE OFFICE/B" bridge type c.d.s. (Suakim). Both very fine. Photo | Christie's