Lot #18 - PALESTINE FORERUNNERS AUSTRIAN POST

FRENCH POST: 1861 - Folded letter with contents written in Jerusalem on 21 November 1861 to London, addressed to Solomon Almosnino the secretary of the Sephardic Community in London. The letter is a request for donation & support and is written in old Sephardic script ("Hatzi Kolmus" - half quill). Very Fine clear strike of  the "Jerusalem Cross" in Blue (Steichele 325), forwarded to the French Post Office in Jaffa, light pearl ring postmark JAFFA/SYRIE 22 NOV 61 (St. 302) all on front. On back transit postmark of ALEXANDRIE /EGYPTE - NOV 61, MARSEILLE A  LYON  4 DEC 61, LYON A PARIS 5 DEC 61 and  arrival LONDON  DE 7  61 postmarks. Charged    9 (pence) in manuscript, the French Levant rate to England as of 1.1.1857. Carried by the "Tamise" that left Alexandria on  26 November 1861 arrived in Marseille on 4 December 1861; scattered spots, fine, certif Tsachor-Aloni

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Start: 
$1,000
Sold For: $1,400
Sale date: 
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 20:00

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