lot # 6066 - europa österreich. levante
Albania Durazzo, 1873 (Dec 18): Registered envelope from Durazzo to Constantinople, bearing 1867 coarse whiskers 10 s. blue on obverse and 1867 5 s. red (2) on reverse, all tied by crisp strike of thimble "DURRAZO 18 / 12 73" cds in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 474). Front shows Sanitary administration cachet and "RECOM:" handstamp in blue, reverse with arrival cds (Dec 25). Roughly opened at reverse, nevertheless an attractive bilingually addressed cover to the sanitary administration in Constantinople, registered mail is rare.rnProvenance: Collection Cihangir, 121. Corinphila auction (May 2000), lot 1355.
Katalog 271: ITALIEN, FRANKREICH u. EUROPÄISCHE STAATEN - MEXICO & URUGUAY