Lot 30082
Turkey » Tughra Issue » 1863-65 1st Printing: Narrow Spaced, Thin Paper
Price realised
16’000 EUR
20’000 EUR
Auction date
Mon 23 Sep 2013 at 14:30 (Europe/Zurich)
5pi black on rose, central blue control band, vertical PAIR tied by both blue (Brandt II) & black (Brandt I) battal cancels, on 1864 folded registered cover addressed to Kevork Hoca at Valide Han in Deraliye Armenian merchant correspondence. A stunning showpiece as only two such covers are recorded franked with vertical pairs Note: Sold in the Bombieri sale in 1983 for CHF13’800 Expertise: signed A.Diena, Calves & Tevfik Kuyas Provenance: Filmer, Bombieri & Kuyas Illustrated in Basaran (2010) page 42
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