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Lot# 7240 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 7240 Austrian Levant

    Austrian Lloyd Agency in Alexandretta, Anatolia 1858c.: Undated cover prepaid from Alexandretta to Larnaca, Cyprus struck with oval framed sunburst "AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / ALESSAND / RETTA" handstamp in blackish-blue ink (Tchilinghirian fig. 1), the cover with manuscript displaying well on reverse "P.P.K 40" (Posta Pagata Kreuzer 40). Some overall wear and a corner tear but the strike and annotation extremely fine. Illustrated in Hans Smith 'The Austrian Post Offices in the Levant' on page 7. A great rarity.rnProvenance: Collection 'Monte Napoleone', Corinphila sale 78, Oct 1988, lot 858; Collection Hans Smith FRPSL, Corinphila sale 182, Sept 2013, lot 1392.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000.00 CHF