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Sat 3 Dec 2016 at 10:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description:1903 Envelope to Sicily franked 10k cancelled in violet BIRMANIA / PIROSCAFO POSTALE ITALIANO 27 Jul 03 with Russian P.O. Constantinople transit and Palermo arrival backstamps. Also piece with Russsian 2k (2) and 3k (2) similarly cancelled LEVANZO / PIROSCAFO POSTALE ITALIANO. The “Birmania” and “Levanzo” were vessels of the “Societa Italiana di Servizi Marittima” (SITMAR). Ships of this Italian Line plied the Levant and had on-board facilities using cancellers featuring the name of the ship.
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