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  • Lot# : 6033 Austrian Navy and Shipmail

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    Catalogue# : 37/I + Turkey 15A
    Austrian Shipmail, Lloyd ship lines 1869 (Dec 29): Entire letter from Ragusa to Scutari, bearing 1867 5 kr. red, tied by two-line RAGUSA datestamp. Upon arrival a Turkish 1 pi. brown postage due was added to the front, tied by light Scutari handstamp (Coles & Walker fig. 3 / Tchilinghirian fig. 498). The reduced Albania rate of 10 kreuzer was only partially paid and a 'Z.10' due was noted with 5 kr. for the postage and 5 kr. zutaxe. The Turkish stamp paid the journey from Antivari harbour to Scutari. An attractive part paid cover full of postal history content, signed Holcombe Ferchenbauer = € 4'000.rnNote: After the Austrian rate unification of 1866, the rate from the Küstenland harbours to Albania was reduced to 10 kreuzer. Where in this case the 10 kreuzer due for the Austrian part of the journey had to be paid is not clear, presumably in Antivari.
    Starting bid : 800 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400 CHF