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  • Lot# : 7201 Greece

    1847 (Aug 22g): Prepaid entire letter written from Athens to Frankfurt on Main, endorsed 'Vapeur de Lloyds voie Trieste' at top, 'Syra' cds in black (Aug 11j) and 'PD' on front, rated '12/8' (kreuzers) in Trieste and further manuscript '24' kreuzer in black ink at Vienna. From the Lyons correspondence, a British Vice Admiral, 'this I send by the Austrian Post' and the 'Vanguard, Rodney and Albion are in sight on their return from Patras' with fascinating detail on the escape of Grigiottis, a government opponent from Chalkis Castle and being chased 'all he forces that could be spared from the Capital, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry.. several skirmishes took place in one of which Grigiottis is said to have lost his arm'.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 280 CHF
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