lot # 1475 - europa österreich. levante
Austrian Levant PO's in Constantinople 1839 (July 3): Unpaid cover from Constantinople via Semlin and France to London, struck on reverse with 'NETTO DI FUORA E SPORCO DI DENTRO' disinfection handstamp at Semlin and closed with corresponding red 'SIGIL. SANITATIS SEMLIENSIS' wax seal. Front shows French "AUTRICHE 20 JUIl. 39 HUNINGUE" entry cds in red as well as 'AT' and 'Turquie' postal treaty handstamps, arrival cds (July 25, 1839) on reverse. An early and interesting entire after Semlin became again the transit place for mail from the Levant.
Katalog 265: EUROPA & ÜBERSEE