lot # 6022 - europe ddsg
Danube Steam Navigation Co 1867: 10 kr. green, Type I, perf. 9½, a used horizontal pair on 1868 cover endorsed 'via Bazias' to Vienna tied by CALAFAT circular datestamp (22/VIII) struck in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 782). Placed into the Empire mails on arrival in Budapest with 'Pest / Lipotvaros' datestamp (6/8) at right in black. The adhesives crossed by file fold and some age spots but the sender appears to have paid the Austrian Empire charge of 10 kr. (no due markings) with a DDSG adhesive or this is a double rate franking: either way, a very rare usage.
Catalogue 261: Stamp Issuing Steamship Companies