Lot 10273
Russia » Ship Mail » Ship Mail in the Black Sea
Price realised
850 EUR
500 EUR
Auction date
Sat 3 Dec 2016 at 10:00 (Europe/Zurich)
1874 10k Postal stationery envelope uprated with two 3k, posted on ship of the Russian Coast Mail line with “POTI-KERCH-ODESSSA” 14 July 1874 cds tying stamps and further strike on reverse (with backflap folded out to display), sent to England, fine and attractive The cancellation indicates the main ports of call: Poti, on the Caucasian coast; Kerch, in the eastern Crimea; and the main Black Sea port of Odessa. The sideways figure in the cds denotes the number of the port of departure (“1” = Poti)