lot # 3082 - europe France
1862: 10 c. bistre horizontal pair and 40 c. orange used on 1865 cover from Constantinople to Liege, Belgium tied by dotted Anchor lozenge and by framed 'Paquebots / de la / Mediterranee' in red. Two strikes of circular Paquebot MENSALE datestamp at left (May 17) in black (Salles fig. 793, with erroneous spelling of Menzaleh) and carried on the first return voyage of this Steamer on the Levant Line. Reverse with Marseille cds (May 23), 'France Par Liege' cds and Liege arrival. A scarce cover.
Catalogue 220: Europe & Overseas