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Lot# 7217 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 7217 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 4/II
    Austrian Lloyd Agency in Guastalla, Modena 1852: Modena 25 c. black on pale buff, a fine example with large margins all round (Sassone 4), used on 1855 cover to Milan, tied by six barred obliterator with matching GUASTALLA datestamp (July 16) alongside. Superb strike of "AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / GUASTALLA" sunburst handstamp in blue-green at lower left (Tchilinghirian unrecorded) and reverse with a different and also complete impression in the red wax seal with Milano arrival cds (18/7) alongside in black. The strength of the seal's impression has left a slight stain to the front panel, but a wonderful cover - one of just two examples of this Agency marking recorded, both of which have now been offered by Corinphila. An Exhibition item of the foremost importance in this field.rnProvenance: Collection 'Monte Napoleon', Corinphila sale 78, Oct 1988, lot 916.rn                   Collection Henry Houser, Siegel, 13 Nov 2013, lot 6011.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 3,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold