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November 10, 2016, 12:00 PM GMT
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Lot 950: Ionian Islands - 1859 covers (2) both from same correspondence fr
Estimate: £800 - £1,000
Description: Ionian Islands - 1859 covers (2) both from same correspondence from Corfu to Inverness, Scotland, earlier cover struck with fine strike of British P.O Crown PAID AT CORFU in black & framed FRANCA in blue on June 1859 cover via Cefalonia (hooded datestamp in blue) and 'Paid Liverpool/Ship' in red (June 3), the second cover with PAID AT CORFU struck superbly in blue, similar FRANCA and transit but with 1859 Ionian Islands 1d blue applied & cancelled in manuscript, reverse with Inverness (Aug 12) arrival c.d.s. The 1d cannot be guaranteed to belong, but whilst covers are slightly tatty they each bear exceptional strikes of the Crown circle.