Lot 10195
Russia » Ship Mail » Ship Mail in the Levant
Price realised
45’000 EUR
70’000 EUR
Auction date
Sat 3 Dec 2016 at 10:00 (Europe/Zurich)
1865 10pa Brown and blue block of 4 and 2 marginal pairs, equivalent to 2 piastres, all with good to huge margins tied blue CHIOS Type 4 27 August 1868 cds’s in blue to folded letter in Greek from the Aegean Island of CHIOS, then in the Ottoman Empire, paying the fee for conveyance by ROPiT ship to Constantinople (ms receipt 31 August 1868). Only one other block of 4 is recorded of this stamp and is off cover (ex Ferrary). Wonderful condition and a spectacular cover, rated as the most important cover of the Russian Levant. Provenance Movrogordato, Boker, Lee, Mertens Certicates: Mikulski and RPS.