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Lot# 1327 - 182-185 Auction

  • Lot# : 1327 Syria

    1586 (Sept 29): Entire letter in Italian from Aleppo to Marseille, the cross hatching in manuscript at top indicating pre-payment. The Turks at this juncture and for most of the 16th Century were at War with the West, trade was stifled and correspondence dwindled, and this letter is therefore most unusual. Slit on front is for sealing with a string or ribbon for protection, not for disinfection.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 190 CHF