lot # 1450 - europa österreich. levante
Austrian Lloyd shipping agency 1840 (Feb 17): Unpaid Entire letter transported with the Austrian Lloyd from Ancona to Patras, endorsed "con il vapore austriaco", struck with perfect ANCONA Papal States-type one line handstamp in red with crisp oval "Ancona / AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO" handstamp (Tchilinghrian fig. 457) in black alongside. Reverse with Patras arrival (Feb 9, julian) and "Imp.e" (Impostazione) handstamp in red. Most attractive.
Katalog 265: EUROPA & ÜBERSEE