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Lot# 7088 - Auction 265-273

  • Lot# : 7088 Lombardy-Venetia

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    Second Italian War of Independence 1859 (April 17): Registered Fieldpost Envelope from Ancona to Erlau, Hungary, franked on obverse by Carta a macchina 45 c. blue type III, on reverse by 30 c. brown type III, two fresh and fine adhesives with good to large margins, both tied by very rare superb "I.R. POSTA MILIT. in I. No 2 17 / 4" Fieldpost handstamp (Sassone 13 punti = € 12'000 / Müller 326a = 240 points). Obverse with "RACCOM." handstamp aside the adhesive, reverse with Triest and Pesth transit as well as "ERLAU 24 / 4" arrival cds in black. Cover opened up for display, some minor toning, not distracting at all from the attractiveness of this extraordinarily rare registered Fieldpost usage during the Austro-Sardinian War in 1859. Signed Colla; cert. Ferchenbauer (2004).rnReference: Displayed in Jerger - Allgemeine und besondere Frankaturen on p. 19, but erroneously discussed in the context of the Austrian occupation of the Italian States 1850/54.rnProvenance: Collection Dr. Anton & Elisabeth Jerger, Corinphila sale 144 (May 2005), lot 405.
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 15,000.00 CHF