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lot # 20321 - brit. colonies tasmania

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1875: Printed "On Public Service only" envelope with "General Post Office" imprint at lower left, used to Constantinople, Turkey cancelled by "HOBART TOWN / TASMANIA" datestamp (Nov 29) and "♚ / FREE" datestamp in red at right. Countersigned at top (A.C.L. Dourla) and reverse with British Post Office datestamps of Suez (Jan 7, 1876), Alexandria (Jan 10) and Constantinople (Jan 22), all finely struck. Scarce and very fine cover to an extraordinary destination at this date.rnProvenance: Prestige, Melbourne, 8 Nov 2013, lot 386.

Catalogue 307: Australia - The DUBOIS Collection Collection (part II)


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