Greece. 1858 (Nov 22). Cover to New York, sent unpaid and most likely carried from Piraeus to Syros to be transferred to Lloyd steamer proceeding to Trieste with “7” Sgr hs before entering the GAPU area with red crayon “48/25” denoting 15 Nkr for Lloyd carriage and 25c for international service to the USA, then on to Aachen with “AACHEN / Cts” double circle ds (unrecorded in VdL without numeral), ms “17” for 12c rate from Greece and 5c American internal rate, carried over Ostende to Southampton and placed aboard Havre Line “Fulton” with New York arrival and “42” cents postage due hs; vertical fold reinforced inside; one of very few Greece pre-philatelic transatlantic mail covers (nothing similar in the Richard Winter collection), and probably a unique usage of the Aachen Exchange P.O. datestamp from Greece.
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