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Lot# 1516 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 1516 Ceylon

    1857/59: 1 s. slate-violet, two examples, margins good to touched used on 1860 quadruple rate final page of entire letter from Colombo to London endorsed 'via Marseilles', tied by oval barred obliterators in black. Reverse with COLOMBO / POST PAID datestamp in red (June 26) and obverse with 'London / Paid' arrival cds (Aug 6) in red. Closed tear in face panel away from the adhesives but a scarce franking.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000 CHF