Lot# 6228 - Auction 257-264
Catalogue# : I
Turkish Admiralty Steamship Co 1858: Admiralty adhesive (-) in pale claret, imperforate with large margins all round, used example on 23 April 1860 entire letter from Bonnal Freres in Constantinople to Brousse endorsed "2.50" (piastres = 3 pi. 10 pa. or more probably, 2½ piastres) alongside the 'Po. Pe.' (Porto Piastre) in the central vignette, with framed "P-Anchor-P" handstamp adjacent in black. Minor imperfections but a particularly fine and extremely rare entire of which just 22, at varying rates of carriage, exist. Signed A. Diena. Cert. Holcombe (1992). Provenance: Collection ‘Alexandria’, RL, Basel, 10 Oct 1969; Collection ‘Mayflower’, DF, Zurich, 16-22 Oct 1983, lot 32662.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 1,600 CHF
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