lot # 1461 - europa österreich. levante
Post office in Belgrade 1857 (Jan 19): Fully prepaid Registered Entire Letter from Belgrad to Trieste, struck with superb "BELGRAD / 19. JAN" datestamp in black (Tchilinghirian fig. 663) in black, "RECOM:" handstamp (Tchilinghirian fig. 666) alongside. Reverse with SEMLIN cds of the Austrian PO, 'SIGILLUM SANITATIS' disinfection handstamp applied at Semlin and Triest arrival datestamp in black, front with '9' (kr.) postage and reverse with '6' (kr.) registration fee paid in cash. Also an official 1853 entire from Belgrad to Pancsova Hungary with the same BELGRAD datestamp and an 1863 receipt of delivery issued by the Belgrad PO struck with "BELGRAD 31 / 8" cds with the date in manuscript. A most interesting trio.rnNote: The Levant Post office in Belgrad was opened on August 1, 1841. Prior to this date, mail from Belgrad had to be transported to the Imperial Austrian Post office in Semlin from where it was despatched.
Katalog 265: EUROPA & ÜBERSEE