CRIMEAN WAR/RES. Pl 5(SG17)(CG CH CI)/LONDON '48 48 48' TRIPLE NUMERAL. 1856 envelope from the Crimea to London 'via Marseilles from the British Army in the Crimea' with strip of 3 die 1 1d reserve pl.5 S.C.16(SG17) lettered CG CH CI tied fine strike of the very scarce London "48 48 48" TRIPLE NUMERAL, used to cancel such strips of three stamps. On reverse POST OFFICE/BRITISH ARMY date stamp AP 21856 without code. (Ref 73230).