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Lot #6305
FRANCE French Offices in the Turkish Empire
1857 (28 Oct) FL from Constantinople to Milan, franked with 20c and 80c Empire (each with three margins, cut in at top or at left), tied by "3707" numeral pmks, with red "Piroscafi Postali Francesi" cachet, arriving via Genova, where 80c was cancelled (6 Nov) and used as postage to Milan, arriving on 7 Nov and re-addressed to Adro, with 11 November pmk on back, signed Calves, with 1999 Robineau certificate. An unusual item used from Constantinople via Italy to Lombardy-Venetia
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$230.00
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Lot #6306
FRANCE French Offices in the Turkish Empire
1861 (13 Feb) unfranked FL from Samsun to Constantinople, with oval merchant's cachet at bottom left, conveyed via a French ship of the Trebizond-Constantinople line (there was no French postal agency in Samsun), boxed "Mer Noire" (Black Sea) applied by the French Post in Constantinople, charged "10" (decimes) for unfranked mail, with "Constantinople Turquie 28 Fevr. 61" arrival cds on back, departure and arrival docketing, fine
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$450.00
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