Lot 10257
Russia » Ship Mail » Ship Mail in the Black Sea
Prix réalisé
2’600 EUR
1’500 EUR
Date de vente
Sat 3 Dec 2016 at 10:00 (Europe/Zurich)
1841 Wrapper from Rome to the Papal Consul in Odessa, conveyed from Constantinople by ship of the Russian Black Sea Steamship Co. with oval « CONSTANTINOPLE / PAR PYROSCAPHE » cachet with ms « 52 » indicating the number in the ship’s register, disinfected on arrival with boxed « CLEANED IN THE ODESSA QUARANTINE » ds on reverse, minor toning, extremely rare, one of only three known covers from the Black Sea Steamship Co. (1830-43) outside of Russian archives 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