Lot 10219
Russia » Ship Mail » Ship Mail in the Levant
Price realised
1’200 EUR
1’500 EUR
Auction date
Sat 3 Dec 2016 at 10:00 (Europe/Zurich)
1872 Folded letter from SAMSUN on the Ottoman Coast of the Black Sea to Trieste, endorsed “Vapore Austriaco”, franked Russian Levant 1868 5k pair + 1872 1k pair , pen-cancelled on ship and delivered to Russian P.O. in Constantinople, where type 9 canceller dated 12 May 1872 applied on reverse. Forwarded to Austrian P.O. at Bulgarian port of Varna, where boxed datestamp struck in black :LETTERE ARRIVATE/PER MARE/VARNA 25/5/72. Trieste arrival backstamp. Blue crayon ’40’ indicating 40k kreuzer tax raised on arrival