Lot 5226(Ottoman Empire) 1870 (Apr. 19) Middleborough, Mass. to Constantinople, Turkey, tissue paper cover from the Washburn correspondence bearing 15¢ brown & blue (119), rich colors, cancelled by cork duplexed with "Middleborough, Mass. Apr 19" cds and tied by red "Boston, Paid All, Direct, Apr 20" exchange cds, red crayon "5" credit rating, carried by NGL Line Hermann from New York Apr. 21st to Bremen arriving May 4th, red "Bremen, Franco, 4/5 70" framed transit and matching red "Weiterfr. 2 Sgr" framed handstamp restating credit in silbergroschen, Norddeutsche Post (5.9) arrival backstamp; small edge repair at top just affecting cds rim, Very Fine appearance.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
ONE OF FINEST OF ONLY SIX RECORDED 15¢ 1869 COVERS TO TURKEY.
In US publications, quotes of postage rates were given for "Turkey", which actually.