Tradition und Erfahrung in klassischer Philatelie seit 1919

Losnr. 6072 - 284.-290. Auktion

  • Losnr. : 6072 Österreich. Levante

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    Katalognummer : V21+V23
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    Thrace, Austrian Lloyd P.O. in Adrianopel 1869 (Jan 28): Entire letter from Adrianopel / Edirne to Genova, bearing 1864 Arms 15 s. brown in a horizontal strip of five and a single example of 5 s. rose, overall fresh and fine example (minor perforation toning and one nibbed perf. at left), cancelled by wreathed ADRIANOPEL cds in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 947). Reverse with WIEN, GÖRZ and VENEZIA transit as well as GENOVA arrival (Feb 9) cds's. Cover with some toning, nevertheless a most exceptional franking to pay a 80 soldi rate. Certificate Holcombe (1996) Ferchenbauer = € 3'000 for a franking of five 15 s. adhesives. rnNote: The rate is not quite well understood by the describer. The reverse shows a '4' in red crayon implicating a fourth rate letter. However a 20 soldi rate to Italy did not exist in 1869, it was 25 soldi with 10 soldi for the Levant and 15 soldi for Austria and Italy. If the present item was a cover of up to three loths, it would have been therefore overfranked by 5 soldi. However, the post office in Adrianopel is known for its innovative calculation of rates, compare Ferchenbauer volume IV on page 565.
    Ausruf : 1.000 CHF
    Zuschlag : 1.800 CHF