1865-67 2pi Blue and rose (2) with retta cancels in black (T & S Constantinople Type 3) on 1868 folded letter to Taganrog from Constantinople with faint strike of T & S Type 5 alongside: RUSSIAN COMPANY FOR STEAM SHIPPING AND TRADE / AGENCY OF CONSTANTINOPLE cds in blue. 1 stamp with large even margins, other with frameline just touched.
Use of ROPiT stamps was phased out in 1868, although exceptional usage continued until atleast April 1869.
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