AUSTRIA, Offices in the Levant, 1867, 2sld Yellow, 3sld Green, 15sld Brown, 50sld Pale Red Brown (1a, 2, 5, 7l).
50kr the scarcer shade with Perf 12, all cancelled or tied by small "Smirne 29/4 71"
circular datestamps on blue cover to Exeter N.H.,
red boxed "Franco" handstamp, Trieste and New York transit datestamps, docketing and blue crayon also ties stamps, 3sld with trivial short perf, 15sld with repaired corner and 50sld with uneven perfs at top from placement on cover, certificate states cover slightly cleaned and stamps possibly removed and replaced (the latter of which we disagree with)
EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A REMARKABLY RARE FOUR-COLOR FRANKING FROM SMYRNA USING BOTH THE 2-SOLDI YELLOW AND 50-SOLDI PALE RED BROWN WITH PERF 12. A SHOWPIECE COVER FOR ANY AUSTRIAN OFFICES ABROAD COLLECTION.
With 2000 Ferchenbauer certificate. The 2sld on cover is priced at $1,000.00 and the 50sld on cover at $8,500.00 in Scott.
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