A UNIQUE USAGE
1835 (4.1) Private entire folded letter sent to Syra, dated 4 January 1835, bearing in black the official circular handstamp of the Consulate of Greece in Egypt, before the establishment of the official Greek Post Office, the Greek Consulate was charged to receive private correspondence, showing handwritten rate “A. 30”, fumigation on arrival, proved by the handstamp of the Sanitary Office of Syra, small part of cover missing and in need of restoration due to splits along the folds, an important rarity
Rarity: The ONLY KNOWN letter with this type of handstamp (reported by Peter Smith, pp. 37-38, Themis Dacos, L’Orient Philatelique),
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