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Lot 20103 – Russia » Ship Mail » Ship Mail in the Black Sea

1900 Envelope from the US Consulate in Batum sent

1900 Envelope from the US Consulate in Batum sent registered to a US diplomat in St. Petersburg, with six 7k paying quintuple rate, cancelled on ship by “BATUM / 1 / ODESSA” 16 IX 1900 cds with further strike below, white “STEAMSHIP ODESSA-BATUM” registration label adjacent altered by hand to read “BATUM-ODESSA”, reverse with arrival cds and attractive Batum Consulate wax seal, a rare use of the primitive registered labels which were used only for a short time at the turn of the 19th Century.
Estimate 1’200 EUR
Auction date Tue 27 Jun 2017 at 12:00:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Sold for EUR 1’400