lot # 6180 - europe russian levant
Russian Company for Steam Navigation & Trade 1866: 10 pa. rose & blue, a used example with ample to large margins all round, cancelled by oval framed COMPAGNIE RUSSE / KERRASUNDE / DE NAVIG. & DE COMMERCE cachet (Tchilinghirian fig. 107 = 'Very rare') in black. Minor imperfections but an extremely rare cancellation: used on mail posted on board Ropit ships arriving in Kerassunde. Cert. Mikulski (1983).rnProvenance: Collection 'Pavlovsk', Corinphila sale 92, March 1996, lot 4858.
Catalogue 261: Stamp Issuing Steamship Companies