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Lot# 4849 - Auction 218-221

  • Lot# : 4849 Austria

    1783 (July 10): Entire letter from Constantinople to London with manuscript on reverse "Franco 10 para" in manuscript, opened and resealed for disinfection at Semlin with near complete red wax seal SIGILLUM SANITATIS and Arms. Reverse with London Bishop Mark of arrival (Aug 11) in black and charged 1 s.' due upon receipt. A scarce entire with fascinating content "we are in daily expectation of a Declaration of War against Russia, who is making a continual encroachment on the territories belonging to this Empire..." - Russia annexed the Crimea in 1783.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF