Lot 10282 – 1897 Envelope from the French Companie des Message
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Sat 3 Dec 2016 at 10:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description:1897 Envelope from the French Companie des Messageries Maritime (logo on backflap), evidently from Batum, sent to Constantinople with 10k tied by blue “LLOYD AUSTRIACO / LXIX” 10 9 97 cds, with Austrian Constantinople arrival bs, minor soiling, fine LXIX was the number allocated to S.S. Vesta between the years 1891 to 1901. She was a vessel of 1820 tons built in 1869 and operated mainly on the slow line Trieste-Constantinople-Batum and back. Withdrawn from service in 1907.
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