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Lot# 7626 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 7626 Austrian Levant

    Austrian Post Offices 1863 (May 13): Entire letter from Alexandria to Florence by Italian Steamer endorsed 'via di Trieste, Vapor diretto', struck on despatch with FRANCO (Tchilinghirian fig. A1) and ALEXANDRIEN datestamps in blue-green. Crossed to denote prepayment and struck with framed PIROSCAFI / POSTALI / AUSTRIACI in red with 'P.D.' in red alongside. Reverse with Ancona, Bologna and Firenze datestamps (May 23). An exceptional entire - one of just two recorded covers bearing this marking in red. Signed Todd AIEP.
    Starting bid : 800 CHF
    Hammer price : 800 CHF