1840 Wrapper to Constantinople with double-oval framed « ODESSA / PAR PYROSCAPHE » of the Black Sea Steamship Co., minor toning, only two other examples of this postmark are known dated 1834 and 1836 which are in Russian official archives, unique cachet in private hands
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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