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
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