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lot # 384 - Eastern Europe » Russia and USSR

Wednesday Dec 09, 2020 10:00 to Thursday Dec 10, 2020 16:00 Europe/Paris
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MIXED FRANKING WITH RUSSIAN LEVANT - LARGEST RECORDED
MIXED FRANKING WITH RUSSIAN LEVANT - LARGEST RECORDED FRANKING

1875 (29 Jan.) Envelope from Constantinople to Paris/France franked by 1866 1k(3), 5k, 10k and 30k(2), perf. 14 1/2, on horizontally laid paper, and Russian Levant 1872 1k(2), 3k(2) and 10k, all cancelled on transit in Odessa, endorsed "voie d'Odessa et Vienne", French RUSSIE ERQUELINES - PARIS entry-cds alongside, cert. JF Brun

Rate: Russia 78 kopek: 6-fold 13k rate of 1st April 1874, weight between 75 and 90 grams plus Russian Levant postage for the Black Sea journey (6 X 3k =18k)

An extraordinary 7-colour mixed franking. Largest recorded mixed Russia/Russian Levant franking.

Cover 18x+19x+21x+23x+Levant 6x+7x+9x