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Lot# 1266 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 1266 Greece

    1896: Olympic Games issue, the set of twelve values complete to 10 drachma, all used on the famous cover to the Spanish Vice Consul in Crete, posted on board Steamer and all tied by framed PLEINE MER handstamps in black. Small part of the back flap missing but with red wax seal of the Spanish Embassy in Athens. An astonishing cover - just three covers are known bearing the entire issue, this, the ex 'Akropolis', 'Zappeion' and 'Parigi' cover and the ex Bolaffi cover. Rare and extraordinary.rnrnProvenance: David Feldman, Zurich, Nov 3-8 1980, lot 9628.
    Starting bid : 8,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold