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Lot# 6237 - Auction 284 - 290

  • Lot# : 6237 French Levant

    French Post Offices in the Levant, Syria 1872 (July 24): Cover from Aleppo via Alexandrette to London, which made its way from Aleppo to Alexandrette / Iskenderun with a courrier outside the postal service. In Alexandrette a horizontal pair of Napoléon laureated 30 c. light-brown were added to the obverse, fresh and fine adhesives, tied by clear Gros Chiffres '5079'. A matching clear "ALEXANDRETTE SYRIE 24 JUIL 72" despatch cds, framed PD in black and "LONDON E.C. PAID 7 AU 72" arrival cds in red alongside. Reverse with BEYROUTH and PARIS transit cds's and a Paris - Calais ambulant cds. An attractive cover showing the 60 c. rate to an astonishingly rare destination.rnNote: Cover sent from the Swiss merchant Streiff & Zollinger in Aleppo to the British merchant with roots in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, Johann Conrad Im Thurn (1809-1882).
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 340 CHF