Lot# 3569 - Auction 227-233
Emblems Issue 1857 (Feb 18): 1 d. yellow-green and 2 d. rose, imperforate, wmk. Large Star, with 1854 1 s. deep blue, all used on 1857 cover to Brünsbuttel Hafen, Holstein, via Hamburg; all tied by circular "93" numeral obliterators of Cathcart in black. Front with various manuscript rates and 'Australie v. Suez' cds in red. Reverse with 'Cathcart / Crown / Victoria' despatch (Oct 8), slightly embellished in pencil, 'Melbourne' transit (Oct 9), 'Lyon-Paris' cds (Dec 4), 'KDOPA Hamburg' cds (Dec 7), with red crayon charge of '52' skilling to pay on arrival. Cover #3 in the Ben Palmer 'Pre-UPU Destination Mail' census. A remarkable and extremely rare cover to a most unusual destination.rnrnProvenance: Köhler, sale 238, 8-12 Feb 1983, lot 1401.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 7,000 CHF
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