Losnr. 7571 - 250.-256. Auktion
Losnr. : 7571
Katalognummer : V16+V18
Introduction of Stamps in the Austrian Levant 1864 (April 13): Entire letter from Ibraila to Argostoli, Cefalonia, Ionian Islands franked by 1863 Arms 5 s. rose and 15 s. brown, perf. 14, fresh colour and well embossed, each stamp tied by clear two line "IBRAILA / 13. APR." datestamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 728). Hooded Cefalonia arrival datestamp in blue alongside and charged '1' (penny) for local delivery. Some irregular perforations, some wear and corner tear, however an extremely rare early usage accepted at a Consular office but transported by Lloyd between two Levant ports. Illustrated in 'Die Österreichische Post in der Levante' on page 262 and in the Ferchenbauer handbook part IV on page 512.rnNote: The usage of Lombardo-Veneto stamps was possible in Moldavia and Walachia after April 1st, 1864.
Zuschlag : 1.600 CHF
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