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Sat 3 Dec 2016 at 10:00 (Europe/Zurich)
EGYPT: 1910 Constantinople viewcard franked Russian Levant 20 para on 4k posted on board ship on arrival at Alexandria, Egypt, 28 8 1910. Taken ashore when ship’s letter-box emptied and cancelled by Egyptian P.O. same day with framed PAQUEBOT. (Hosking Type 2714). Same cancel applied to Russia 2k strip of 5 on piece. Though accepted by the Egyptian P.O. the Russian Levant stamp was strictly invalid, the card having been posted when the ship was in Egyptian territorial waters and under UPU rules should have been franked with an Egyptian stamp.