Lot 10196
Russia » Ship Mail » Ship Mail in the Levant
Price realised
8’500 EUR
7’000 EUR
Auction date
Sat 3 Dec 2016 at 10:00 (Europe/Zurich)
1865 10pa Brown and blue top marginal vertical pair on 1868 folded letter in Arabic from MERSINA (company cachet visible under adhesives) to BEIRUT, put on ship plying the Syrian coast and cancelled on arrival with ‘783’ of Beirut in truncated triangle of dots in blue, backstamped PORT BEIRUT cds 29 Nov. (date inverted) in blue. Stamps with good to huge margins. Fine rarity. Only 3 covers recorded with this stamp in pairs. Ex Caspary and Fabergé. Cert. Mikulski.