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Lot# 7221 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 7221 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 3+4
    Austrian Lloyd Agency in Scutari of Albania 1870 (Aug 13): Cover from Scutari to Venice franked by Turkey Postage Due 10 pa. brown tied by all arabic 'Scutari' handstamp in blue (Coles & Walker fig. 3) with SCUTARI D'ALBANIE thimble datestamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 497) at right in same ink and Austrian Levant 1867 5 s. red and horizontal pair of 10 s. blue tied in transit by ANTIVARI datestamps (Tchilinghirian fig. 467) in black. Reverse with Venice arrival cds (Aug 21). A charming and particularly fine example of a mixed franking from this small correspondence.rnNote:The joint Turkish-Austrian courier service between Scutari and Antivari began in circa 1868. Letters could be handed in at either the Turkish Post office or the Austrian Consulate in Scutari. Both countries adhesives were affixed but the Austrian adhesives were cancelled only on arrival in Antivari.rnProvenance: Collection Hans Smith, depicted in his book, Corinphila auction (Sept. 2013), lot 1340.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400.00 CHF