Lot 10257
Russia » Ship Mail » Ship Mail in the Black Sea
Price realised
2’600 EUR
1’500 EUR
Auction date
Sat 3 Dec 2016 at 10:00 (Europe/Zurich)
1841 Wrapper from Rome to the Papal Consul in Odessa, conveyed from Constantinople by ship of the Russian Black Sea Steamship Co. with oval “CONSTANTINOPLE / PAR PYROSCAPHE” cachet with ms “52” indicating the number in the ship’s register, disinfected on arrival with boxed “CLEANED IN THE ODESSA QUARANTINE” ds on reverse, minor toning, extremely rare, one of only three known covers from the Black Sea Steamship Co. (1830-43) outside of Russian archives The Black Sea Steamship Co. was founded in 1830 with the approval of Tsar Nicholas I to provide a service between Odessa and Constantinople including the carriage of mail