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Lot# 6235 - Auction 257-264

  • Lot# : 6235 Turkey

    Bell's Asia Minor Steamship Co 1878 (May 7): Cover from Adalia to Chios struck with three line "THE ASIA MINOR / SCREW STEAMSHIP Co. / ADALIA AGENCY" handstamp, the sole recorded example in green ink. The Adalia Line only opened in 1871. The cover, docketed as received on May 11, with weak flaps but an extraordinarily rare usage, the Jan Berg collection contains the other example recorded (also to Chios) but struck in blue.rnProvenance: Collection Julius Steindler, RL, Basel, 14 March 1972, lot 511; ‘Classic Turkey’, RL, Basel, 8 March 1977, lot 416
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF