lot # 6046 - europa ddsg
Danube Steam Navigation Company in Valachia 1844 (Sept 28): Entire letter from Braila to Constantinople struck with circular "D.D.S.G. / IBRAILA / P.P." in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 802). An exceptional strike of this rare handstamp on cover from the well-known Zafiropulo correspondence, light horizontal file fold, but an elusive usage.rnNote: Tchilinghirian & Stephens mention that this handstamp was probably manufactured in Constantinople for fully prepaid covers with markings existing only for the offices in Constantinople, Galatz, Ibraila and Varna, starting in August 1844. The Lloyd Agency and Consular Office only opened in September 1845 and took over the the deep water services from the DDSG which restricted its services to the Danube and the route to Odessa. This postmark can be found up to 1865, even as an obliterator on DDSG adhesives.
Katalog 271: ITALIEN, FRANKREICH u. EUROPÄISCHE STAATEN - MEXICO & URUGUAY