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Lot# 7424 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 7424 Austrian Levant

    1840 (Nov 25): Entire letter from Constantinople to Trieste, struck on despatch with fine straight line CONSTANTINOPEL handstamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 383), rastel punched for disinfection with manuscript rate '36' (kreuzers) on reverse due to Lloyd. Trieste arrival cds in red (Dec 23). A fine entire and an early use of this handstamp - Tchilinghirian states 'believed introduced in the early 1840's' whilst Muller records the mark from 1844.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold