lot # 276 - brit. colonies Brit. Post Turkey
Orient Express 1886/90: Orient Express imperforate black surcharge stamp used in combination with 1885/88 40 pa. on 2½ d. purple on blue on Great Britain 2 d. registration envelope to Merton, Surrey, tied by "British Post Office / Constantinople" cds (Sept 28, 1889) in black. Handstamped "A. Doursoun, British Post Office, Constantinople' cachet in red at left and "Registered / London" (Oct 2) datestamp in red below. Minor opening tear at lower right, a fine and scarce cover. Cert. RPSL (1977).
Catalogue 284: Europe & Overseas