lot # 6203 - europe russian levant
Russian Company for Steam Navigation & Trade 1879: Thin '7' on 10 kop. carmine & green, surcharged in black, a used example on 1881 entire letter to Aleppo (Marcopoli correspondence) tied by superb strike of LATTAKIA datestamp (July 30) in greenish-blue ink (Tchilinghirian fig. 209) with ALEXANDRETTA arrival cds of Russian P.O. adjacent (July 31) in green (fig. 200). The cover with some aging and the stamp crossed by a horizontal file fold but an extremely rare usage of this stamp on letter. Cert. Hovest (2014).
Catalogue 261: Stamp Issuing Steamship Companies