lot # 246 - europe Belgium
1855 (Sept 30): Entire letter written by a shop-keeper at the 'Ville de Paris' on the Nevsky Prospect in St. Petersburg, Russia to Sentier, Switzerland, carried privately from Russia during the Crimean War and mailed, unpaid from Belgium with LIEGE datestamp in red-brown (Oct 20). Reverse with Sentier arrival (Oct 24) and charged '40' rappen due in red manuscript. A most unusual and interesting forwarded usage.
Catalogue 257: EUROPE & OVERSEAS