lot # 474 - brit. colonies Ionian Islands
1859: (1 d.) blue, a used example with large margins all round, tied to 1859 cover to Patras, tied by hooded oval "CEFALONIA" datestamp in blue-green with framed "FRANCA" alongside in same ink. Reverse with Patras arrival cds (June 23). The addressee's surname rewritten but an exceedingly rare stamp on letter, used in first month of issue. Signed E. Diena, Grioni, Holcombe, Mondolfo. Certs. E. Diena (1985), Simmermacher (1997).
Catalogue 284: Europe & Overseas