Lot# 6052 - Auction 284 - 290
Catalogue# : 3/I
Danube Steam Navigation Co in Romania: 1867 10 kr. green, Type I, a fine used example on May 1870 entire letter from Galaz to Braila, tied by rectangular framed line number "14 / V 24 4. Reise" datestamp in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 327). Vertical file fold well away from adhesive and cancellation, some toning, nevertheless a fine usage of this datestamp. Cert. A. Diena (1972).rnNote: These 'Reise' (trip) datestamps had been a special type of Shipmail cancellations which did not show the name of the vessel, but a numbered voyage and they can be found only on mail transported locally on the lower Danube. There exist always two types of each 'Reise' datestamp suggesting that they belonged to a pair of vessels making their journey up and down the river. The meaning of the '24' is uncertain, in some other datestamps of these types one can find numbers from '70' to '78' obviously reflecting the year of the journey.rnProvenance: Collection J. P. Steindler, RL, Basel, March 1972, lot 205.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 3,000 CHF
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