Lot# 4889 - Auction 218-221
1859: Entire letter from Galatz to Vienna struck with circular GALLATZ despatch datestamp (15/7) in blue, mailed via Alt-Orsova and disinfected there with oval dated "ALT-ORSOVAER RASTELAMT / Durchgelassen / Personen / 16/7" (Alt-Orsova Quarantine Office / Passed / Persons) with punch holes. Charged 30 kreuzer double Levant rate due upon receipt (July 21). This was probably a handstamp for Passports as opposed to the Mail and a very rare unrecorded usage.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 2,600 CHF
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