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Lot# 5553 - Auction 250-256

  • Lot# : 5553 Danish West Indies

    1873 (June 13): Great Britain 1858/69 2 d. blue pl. 14, 1872 6 d. buff pl. 11 and 1867 2 s. blue all used on 1873 cover from St. Thomas to the Austro-Ottoman Bank in Constantinople tied by "ST. THOMAS / PAID / C51" duplexes (June 13) in black. 'London / Paid' transit (June 27) in red and reverse, with seal removed, with partial British P.O. / Constantinople cds in red. Top flap missing and some edge wear, as to be expected to the envelope, but a delightful three colour franking to an extraordinary, probably unique, destination.rnNote: There was no example of a classic DWI cover in the famous 'Cihangir' collection of Incoming Mail to Constantinople.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,600 CHF