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Lot# 7239 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 7239 Austrian Levant

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    Catalogue# : 23
    Austrian Lloyd Agency in Cesme 1897: Mourning cover from Cesme to Smyrne franked by 1892 1 pi. on 10 kr. ultramarine tied by oval framed "AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / CESME" cachet in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 3). A bold strike, this cancellation previously only recorded by Bloomfield and Tchilinghirian on loose stamps and a piece. Reverse with Triest arrival (July 5) in blue. Small envelope scuffs and file fold away from adhesive. Unique on letter in this colour. A rarity.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,800 CHF