lot # 11 - Overseas usa
U.S. - Consular Mail in the Levant 1833/1972: Group of 9 consular letters or envelopes, starting with 1833 letter from the Dragoman of the U.S. - Mission in Constantinople to the Dept. of State in Washington struck with Semlin sanitary h.s. on reverse, 1882 headed envelope 'United States Legation Constantinople locally used to Rear Admiral James W. Nicholson, the Commander of the US Fleet to protect American Citizens and the Consulate during the Anglo - Egyptian War, further four envelopes from the US Consulate in Sivas (Turkey) to Boston, of which two franked with Turkish adhesives, headed envelope 'American Consulate / Sanitary Report' to THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY' in Washington D.C. franked with French adhesives and tied by CONSTANTINOPLE-GALATA POSTE FRANÇAISE 23-9-13" as well as two rare 1972 envelopes from the U.S. Consulate in Algeria used after the Algerian Government declared the consulate to be in a forbidden military zone. Fine and rare assembly.
Catalogue 257: EUROPE & OVERSEAS