1892 Cover (17 March), (tatty in places roughly opened sideways) bearing 1pi grey tied intaglio local cancel and transit cancel, with ALEXANDRETTE TURQUIE CDS alongside sent via London with transit CDS in red then PAID ALL F eyeglass cancel applied in USA at Newhaven., wrinkles and faults otherwise nice usage.
Collection in a tatty Devon album from 1876 defins to middle periods, good range of mainstream defins for each issue incl overprints, Star and Crescent ovpts, 1915-16 1915 ovpts, etc, 100s, useful cat.
Fournier Forgery: Range of first issues 'used' (5), locals (3), plus 1913 100pi Ottoman pictorial design in imperf blk of six in grey-blue, 25pi green in tete-beche blk of 4, plus eleven surcharges and overprints on three pieces. (30),
Paquebot INDUS: 1854 (20 Jun) Constantinople Entire Letter to Marseille carried on the Ship INDUS originally launched in 1854 in Glasgow for the Australian Pacific Mail Co. but sold without their use for the needs of Crimea troop transport on the Levant lines (departing on 6th June 1854), hence this letter was carried on its first voyage from Constantinople, boxed three line PAQUEBOTS cancel and 10 chargemark in black, nice INDUS / 20 / JUIN / 54 CDS on obverse. Scarce first postal voyage item.
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