Lot# 1672 - 205-209 Auction
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Lot# : 1672 Austrian Levant1840 (March 19): Entire letter from Foschia near Smirna, written by the Austrian Rear-Admiral Baron de Bandiera to a Naval Commander in Zara, struck on despatch by superb strike of straight line SMIRNA handstamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 1). Slitted for disinfection with two line 'Zara / 13 Apr.' datestamp of arrival on reverse. A rare and historic entire in superb quality.
Note: War against Mehmet Ali of Egypt. Rear Admiral Bandeira was present at the Siege of St. Jean d'Acre (November 1840) on the Austrian flagship 'Medea', and received thanks for his gallantry from the British Parliament.Starting bid : 300 CHFHammer price : 300 CHF