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Lot# 7216 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 7216 Austrian Levant

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    Austrian Lloyd Agency in Piacenza, Parma 1852: Parma 25 c. black on pale rose, used with large margins on three sides and shaved at right (Sassone 4), on 1858 entire letter from Piacenza to Borgo St. Donino tied by 'Piacenza' datestamp (Oct 22) in black. Fine strike of oval "AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / PIACENZA" sunburst handstamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 459) in blue below. This cover was first reported by Edwin Mueller in the Mercury Stamp Journal in February 1959 - and is still believed to be the sole recorded usage. Unique. Signed A. Diena. Cert. E. Diena (1992).rnProvenance: Collection Henry Houser, RL, Zurich, 19 June 1992, lot 1019.rn                   Collection Henry Houser, Siegel, 13 Nov 2013, lot 6013.
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold