lot # 971 - europe italian post abroad
Italian Post Offices in Tunisia 1863 (Nov 25): Triple rate Entire letter from Tunis to Genova, endorsed "Via di Palermo", bearing Sardinia 1861/63 40 c. rose-vermillion, a single adhesive and a horizontal pair, fresh colour and good embossing, tied by TUNISI 25 NOV. 63 POSTE ITALIANE cds's, another neat information strike alongside. Reverse with Palermo transit and Genova arrival (Nov 30) cds's. Some toning in the lower stamp margins, horizontal file below the stamps, nevertheless an appealing item. Cert. Bottacchi (2001) Sassone no. 3 = 12 punti.rnReference: Illustrated in the Zanaria catalogue.rnNote: The postage from Tunis to Italy was reduced from 60 c. to 40 c. already in January 1863 due to the intense competition with the French. The present item is the only known triple rate cover from Tunis.
Catalogue 257: EUROPE & OVERSEAS