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Lot# 4586 - Auction 218-221

  • Lot# : 4586 Naples

    1858: Two covers sent in August and September 1858 to the Count Stefan von Berchtold in Nagyoroszi in the Rétsàg district, Hungary, endorsed "Par Vienne & Waitzen / Autriche", each cover with Stemma delle Due Sicilie definitive, 10 gr. brownish red, type I, both cancelled by framed ANNULATO, reverse with Napoli railway datestamp in red, Triest and Waitzen transit and Rétsàg arrival cds's. Although the Italian railway sytem was in its infancy, the two covers needed only nine days from Southern Italy to the Hungarian province. Addressee is Count Stefan von Berchtold, member of a well known and widespread noble family in the Austrian Empire. The cover was paid by the sender until the border to the Lega, the receiver had to pay '9' kreuzer which were noted on the obverse.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000 CHF