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Auction: 229 - Lot number: 986 << Previous   Next >>

Description: 1587(March 22) entire internal letter from Lisbon addressed to "Alonso Truxillo de Aguilar/Alferes de la comp de don Julio de mansilla" indicating a military connection, ribbon-slit on the face, a bit soiled mostly within. [Between 1581 and 1640, Portugal endured "Sixty Years of Captivity" at the hands of Spain. A succession crisis erupted in 1580, on the death of the young king, Sebastian I. The machinations read like 'Game of Thrones'. Philip II of Spain exploited the situation & united the two countries into the Iberian Union]

Auction Category: PORTUGAL - PRE-STAMP POSTAL HISTORY

Listed in: PORTUGAL , Pre Stamp , Postal History , Postmarks , SPAIN , Military & Censor Mail

Estimate: AUD$ 250.00

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Item was sold for: $190.00