Lot 10221
Russia » Ship Mail » Ship Mail in the Levant
Price realised
950 EUR
1’000 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 franked Russian Levant 1868 5k + 1872 1k pen-cancelled on ship and delivered to Russian P.O. CONSTANTINOPLE, where Type 9 canceller dated 10 June 1872 applied in blue on reverse. Forwarded to Austrian P.O. at Bulgarian port of Varna where boxed datestamp struck in black: LETTERE ARRIVATE/PER MARE/VARNA. Trieste arrival backstamp and taxed on front in blue crayon ’20’ kreuzer. Small corner of reverse missing.