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Lot# 3040 - Auction 291-297

  • Lot# : 3040 DDSG

    Danube Steam Navigation Co in Romania: 1867 10 kr. green, Type I, a used example, on March 1870 entire letter from Galatz to Braila tied by Trip Number 4 boxed handstamp "4-VI 3. Reise" struck in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 326). A scarce cancellation of particularly fine quality.rnNote: The 'Reise' Trip Number datestamps may have been used on the boats 'Giurgevo' and 'Sulina'. This was a shuttle service from Romanian grain loading ports on the lower Danube. Whilst the handstamps are found on D.D.S.G. covers, largely during 1870, they were in use on the Parcel stamps for a few more years, probably until 1875. It is speculated that they were designed to handle packages through Customs / Border Control, as five towns named on the Parcel stamps are on national borders.rnProvenance: Collection J. P. Steindler, RL, Basel (March 1972), lot 206.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 18,000.00 CHF