Lot# 7405 - Auction 234-243
Catalogue# : 7/I
Via Varna 1867: 50 s. brown, perf. 10½, three examples, all used on triple weight 1875 registered cover endorsed 'via Varna' from Constantinople to Paris, tied by circular three line CONSTANTINOPEL datestamps (26/11) struck in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 389). Notation of rate and weight at top left '3/22 gr.' and framed RECOM on front in black. Thence via Varna and Avricourt (Dec 4) with entry marking in blue. The cover underpaid for 154 soldi rate and probably two 2 soldi adhesives are missing, however this is a spectacular and rare cover of immense charm and importance being one of the highest Austrian Levant frankings recorded and almost certainly the highest franking from a Bulgarian Office. Signed Edwin Müller. Opinion Todd (2015). Certs. A. Diena (1972), Ferchenbauer (2015).rnProvenance: Collection 'Cihangir', Corinphila sale 121, April 2000, lot 1410.
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