lot # 6653 - europa russland post in levante
Inscribed P.O.Π.и.T (ROPiT), 1868 (March 3): Incoming envelope from Odessa to Constantinople, bearing 1866 10 pa. rose & blue in a right marginal horizontal strip of four and a base marginal horizontal pair, two fresh and fine multiples with vibrant colour and good to huge margins, tied by three perfect strikes of "ODESSA 4 MAR. 1868" cds in black. Reverse with crisp arrival "KONST-POLSK. AGENSTVO 5 MAR 1868" cds in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 13). Horizontal and vertical filing folds between the multiples, cover roughly opened, nevertheless an attractive cover, the only usage of this issue in Russia known to the describer. Signed Sorani.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Maritime Mail of the Levant', DF, May 2005, lot 20265.
Katalog 271: ITALIEN, FRANKREICH u. EUROPÄISCHE STAATEN - MEXICO & URUGUAY