Lot# 7602 - Auction 234-243
Lot# : 7602
1860 (July 23): Unpaid cover from London via Trieste to Constantinople, with London despatch datestamp in black and reverse with 'Aus England Per Aachen' in red (July 24), on arrival in Triest annotated '35' (silvergroschen) in manuscript and struck with unframed "5.10 / 3.-" rate marking (piastres) in black (unlisted in Van der Linden). Rate breakdown: '35' = 15 kr. for GPU and 20 kr. London to Prussian border; 5 pi. 10 pa. = 36 Nkr. for land transit through Prussia, Bavaria and Switzerland; 3 piastres = 20 Nkr. for sea journey to destination per Lloyd steamer. Constantinople arrival cds (Aug 2) in black on reverse (Tchilinghirian fig. 387). A spectacular and extremely rare cover.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 360 CHF
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