1922 (1.3.) registered cover from Constantinople to Magnissa, Greece bearing on reverse single franking Merson 15pi. on 1f. tied French Post Office cds, transit Tresor et Postes 528 (of Smyrna), Greek Smyrna transit of 22 Feb and blue arrival cds of 24th where bilingually inscribed “Retour”, Greek Smyrna cds of 28th and a strip of selvedge applied and tied by two further strikes, return cancels of Constantinople and Galata; slightly reduced at side.
Greece 1767 folded entire from Smyrne, forwarded at Salonique by "Tavernier" (recorded by Rowe in 1767 only), held for three weeks and then sent to Naples where disinfected, a yellow cursive 'Salonico' applied in transit at Rome by the Neapolitan post Office; a rare item.