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Catalogue 288: The Ing. Pietro Provera Collection (part IV)
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  • Lot# : 6713 Turkey

    Turkish Steamship Company 1848 (May 19): Entire letter from Bursa / Brousse to Constantinople struck with oval negative seal handstamp with central P.P. (Posta Pagata) in black. The first handstamp introduced by any Turkish Steamship company. Cover with filing folds, but an exceptional strike of a very scarce marking. Signed Harpenden.rnProvenance: Collection Franz See, Corinphila sale 62 (May 1979), lot 2590.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 6714 Turkey

    Turkish Steamship Company 1855 (May 4): Entire letter from Constantinople to Gemlek / Gemlik at the Marmara Sea struck with oval "C.O. CONSTANTINOPLE" handstamp with central P.P. (Posta Pagata) in black of the Compagnia Ottomania. Cover with some toning, but an very fine strike of this Shipmail's handstamp. rnProvenance: Collection Franz See, Corinphila sale 62 (May 1979), lot 2594.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 460 CHF
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