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Lot# 914 - Auction 257-264

  • Lot# : 914 Sardinia

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    1862 (Sept 20): 80 cent. olive lemon yellow (2) in mixed issue franking with Kingdom perf. 40 cent., used on 1862 cover endorsed 'via di Francia' to St. Petersburg, Russia with embossed Company logo 'Regio Stabilimento Tito di Gio. Ricordi,  Milano', addressed to the famous Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi in St. Petersburg; with Italian and French transits and Aachen transit cds and Saint Petersburg arrival cds on reverse. Despite the fact that one stamp is presumably missing, a fine letter from Verdi's Editor Ricordi to a rare destination. Cert. Colla (2001). During this time Giuseppe Verdi stayed in Saint Petersburg, where his opera  LA FORZA DEL DESTINO was first performed at the Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre on 10 November 1862 julian (22 November gregorian).rn 
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,000 CHF