IONIAN ISLANDS, 1859, (-1/2p) Orange, (1p) Blue (1-2; SG 1-2).
Each with three large to full margins and just touching on the fourth, cancelled by illegible handstamp on 1859 folded cover from Corfu to Cefalonia, blue Corfu circular datestamp, cover with small repair near the orange stamp, part of backflap missing, Fine appearance, a very rare use, with 1998 Simmermacher certificate in which he notes only fifteen covers have been recorded with a handstamp cancel (versus the more commonly seen pen-cancel), the 1-Penny stamp paid the one-ounce rate, and the Half-Penny stamp paid for travel on the faster and more reliable Austrian Lloyd line
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