Lot 30000 – First Day of usage for the Tughra Issue: December
Turkey » Tughra Issue
Mon 23 Sep 2013 at 14:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description:First Day of usage for the Tughra Issue: December 29th 1862 1862 (29.12) Folded entire from Lefke (Bursa – Turkey) to Deraliye (Istanbul), dated “29 December 1862” in Greek, franked on arrival (dated 6th January) by Postage Due 1pi brick red shade, tied by “battal” cancellation in blue (Brandt Type II) – a First Day of usage (FDU) An important showpiece for the whole of the Middle East Provenance: ex Garmiryan; Basaran (2010), page 84.
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