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lot # 2136 - europe Greece

Thursday Jun 08, 2023 09:00 Europe/Zurich

Incoming from Austria 1870: Underpaid cover from Vienna to Zante, bearing Austria 1867 5 kr. red tied by WIEN cds, "AFF. INSUFF." handstamp alongside, on arrival charged '70' lepta in blue crayon and franked with 1862/67 Consecutive Athens printing 40 l. grey-mauve on blue and 1868/69 Cleaned plates printing 10 l. red-orange and 20 l. blue, three singles with fresh colour and overall good to large margins but 10 l. value damaged at base, all tied by ZAKYNTHOS cds (March 7). Unfranked letter at 85 lepta minus 5 kreuzer = 15 lepta, charged 70 lepta to pay. Sadly some biro markings on front panel but in spite of these imperfections a most unusual and rare mixed country four colour franking Hellas 20/Ib+26a+27a.

Catalogue 298: Europe & Overseas


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