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    Zala Somogyi Steamship Co 1875: Lake Balaton steamer service between Boglar and Rév-Fulöp, (-) green, Die Cut and embossed in relief on white paper, the famous used example on small piece, well tied by "RÉV-FULÖP" datestamp (23 Oct 1875) in black. An outstanding example of this rarity with just 11 known examples printed in green. Specialists have stated that the colours may have corresponded to the D.D.S.G. stamps of the period (thus this would be a 10 kreuzer adhesive), however the general concensus, led by Dr. Ferenc Nagy is that, regardless of colour, the stamps were sold at 5 kreuzer each. The three covers known are all housed in the Budapest Postal Museum, 18 stamps exist of which 11 are recorded in green: the known dates of use run from 17 July until November 1875. A splendid and rare stamp. Cert. Holcombe (1992).rnProvenance: Collection 'Antoine', Corinphila sale 85, Oct 1992, lot 3651.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,600 CHF
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