1858 (7.9) Letter from Alexandria to Rome, Italy, sent via the French Post Office, franked 1858 12 examples 80c. (n°17) + 20c. (n°14) x2, paying the 10 times rate, tied lozenge “3704”, letter also postmarked ALEXANDRIE / EGYPTE / 7 sept 58 circular datestamp, framed PD, backstamped ROME / 16 SEPT 58. stamp and cvr faults, an exceptional 10 franc franking
Rarity: The second largest recorded franking and the largest multiple of the 80c. used in the French Post Offices of Egypt.