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Lot# 7215 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 7215 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 2a
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    Austrian Lloyd Agency in Pontelagoscuro, Papal States 1852: Papal States 1 baj.. black on green, used with good margins cancelled by eight bar grid handstamp in black (Sassone 2A), on 1855 cover from Pontelagoscuro to Ferrara endorsed 'urgentissima', with despatch cds in black 'Ponte Lagoscuro' (Dec 8) and superb strike of oval "AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / PONTE / LAGOSCURO" sunburst handstamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 458) below. Two stampless covers are reported with the Agency handstamp and just two franked covers are known. Cert. E. Diena (1992).rnProvenance: Collection Franz See, Corinphila sale 62, May 1979, lot 2250; Collection Henry Houser, RL, Zurich, 19 June 1992, lot 1017; Collection Henry Houser, Siegel, 13 Nov 2013, lot 6012.
    Starting bid : 3,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,500.00 CHF