Lot# 7418 - Auction 234-243
Lot# : 7418
1787 (Nov 30): Entire letter mailed from Smyrna via Constantinople to Marseille with manuscript "Reçu 7 Xbre 1787, Consple, achem' le 10 dec par Nicholas Bratis fils" and fine strike of "CONSTAN: / TINOPEL" applied in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 382 = RRR) thence via Semlin where struck on reverse with fine circular 'Netto Di Fuora Et Di Dentro' disinfection cachet in black after being heated over flame; forwarded a second time in Geneva with rare "V.T.H.S.- PFA" Agent's cachet (Perrin Frères Amatric) struck in black and charged '26' sol due on receipt. The second earliest recorded entire letter from Constantinople with a postal marking, the Hans Smith entire with this marking dated in July, this cover dated a fortnight earlier than the Jerger example. An extremely rare cover that opens well for Exhibit display.rnrnProvenance: Corinphila sale 143, May 2005, lot 4160.
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