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Lot# 6240 - Auction 257-264

  • Lot# : 6240 Turkey

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    Catalogue# : VIa+VIb Proofs
    T.B. Morton & Co. / Danube & Black Sea Line Steamers 1870 (Oct): Proofs (2) of the third issue, ½ piastre printed in deep emerald green on stout wove paper, imperforate with horizontal guide line from base of sheet, and 1 piastre value printed in black (eventually issued in red). Minor thins and a wrinkle or two but extremely rare and most unusual.rnNote: The Company may have envisioned an expansion in both services and profits after taking over the French line, thus the two early handstamped issues were replaced by stamps printed in sheets of 50 (5 x 10) and perforated.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF