SARDINIA - 1836 15c Cavallini Handstamped Letter Sheet

Sardinia - 1836 stamped postal paper / letter sheet. Blue 15 centesimi "Cavallini" handstamp at lower left depicting a horse with a cherub riding and blowing a post horn. This appears to be addressed to Vigevano. Manuscript letter inside is datelined February 22, 1836. The government of Sardinia issued stamped postal paper in 1818 at post offices and vendors of tobacco merchants (that earned a commission for their sale) across the island in three values (15, 25 & 50 centesimi denominations) to account for the distance a letter was to travel. The release was meant to tax private mail couriers. Anyone found transporting mail not on these letter sheets was subject to fines and imprisonment. That would make this a very late use considering these were in use until March of 1836, when the postal laws changed.

CONDITION: Fine to a bit better. Some wear and toning. Some corner and edge wear. Damages where torn open at seal.

DATE: 1836

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