AUSTRIA, Used in Lombardy-Venetia, 1850, 3kr Red, Hand-Made Paper (3; Michel 3x).
Choice example with four very large margins and deep luxuriant color, tied by superb strike of italicized two-line "VENEZIA/25 MAGO."
datestamp on 1851 bluish green folded letter to Treviso, "Distribuzione 2" handstamp on back, Extremely Fine, a beautiful illegal use of Austrian stamps in Lombardy-Venetia used after the May 7, 1851 decree stating Austrian stamps were no longer valid for use in Lombardy-Venetia, signed A. Diena
Paying domestic letter rate for distance to 10 meilen from June 1, 1850 to October 31, 1858, per loth.
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