lot # 1185 - Russian Post abroad levant
Alexandretta: 1869, envelope from Aleppo to Marseille, franked on reverse with Turkey 1869 Dulos 20 pa. green and 1 pi. yellow, perf. 13¼ , tied by all Arabic framed 'Haleb' in blue (Coles & Walker fig. 4), mailed through the French P.O. in Alexandrette with 1863 Napoléon laureated 20 c. blue in horizontal pair, tied by GC '5079' with adjacent "ALEXANDRETTE SYRIE 24 MAI 69", framed PD in black and framed "PAQUEBOTS DE LA MEDITERRANEE" in red, on reverse Smirna French P.O. transit and Marseille arrival (July 6) cds's. A fine and scarce combination usage opened out for display. Cert. Roumet (1998).
Michel Fr. 28+Tur.20-21