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Lot 8094

SIAM-ALBANIA, 1868, Cover with blue straight line "CONSULAT DE FRANCE A BANGKOK" and red boxed "F.S.P." (France Service Public) to Scutari with clear cds. "LIGNE N PAQ. FR. No3 / 4 NOV. 68"; on reverse transit marks of Alexandria (27.11.), Marseille (4.12.), Paris (5.12.) and Triest (8.12.). At Triest the cover was charged in blue crayon "15" (Austro-German postage) and "25" (postage Triest-Scutari), both in kreuzer currency. Such early mail from Siam to Europe is very rare.