Lot #35 - PALESTINE FORERUNNERS

THE PRE-PHILATELIC PERIOD: Haifa 29 OCT 1854 folded letter complete w/full text in Greek to Athens forwarded to Beyrouth by the Agent "AVIERINO CAIFFA" then by the Agent "NICOLAS ZIFFO & CO. BEYROUTH" both with oval cachets on back, the latter also dated the letter in manscpt "30 Oct 1854", then to the Lloyd their oval pmk on face "BERUTTI - AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO"  (St. 500.2), marked "10" for Greek Leptas to pay the domestic fee on arrival. ATHENS 29 OCT 1854 arrival pmk (Greek Orthodox calendar - 12 days diff. from the Gregorian of Beyrouth); exceptional fine quality for this type of mail, Very Rare, ex Schaeffer, certif Tsachor - Aloni 

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