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Auction: 229 - Lot number: 987 << Previous   Next >>

Category: PORTUGAL - PRE-STAMP POSTAL HISTORY

Description: 1609(August 8) entire letter endorsed "Por el Rey" (= for the King) & signed "Yo El Rey" (= I am the King) addressed to Don Luis Bravo de Acuna, the commander of the King's fleet of galleons in Portugal. A very fine royal entire from the "Captivity" period. [Spain's Phillip III, styled Philip II of Portugal, reigned 1598-1621. Under him & his son Philip IV, Portuguese wealth & influence declined. Portugal reclaimed its autonomy in 1640 when the then Duke of Braganza was installed as King Joao IV. However, the consequent Restoration War against Spain lasted until 1668]

Listed in: PORTUGAL , Pre Stamp , Postal History , Postmarks , SPAIN , Military & Censor Mail , Military - Navy , royalty , Official mail

Estimate: AUD$ 400.00

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Item was sold for: $300.00