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Lot 30110 – PRESIDENTIAL LETTER FROM THE SULTAN’S COURT TO FRA

PRESIDENTIAL LETTER FROM THE SULTAN’S COURT TO FRA
Lot 30110 – PRESIDENTIAL LETTER FROM THE SULTAN’S COURT TO FRA
Zanzibar » The French Post Office (1889-1904)
Price realised
Unsold
Estimate
12’000 – 15’000 EUR
Auction date
Tue 2 Dec 2014 at 15:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description
PRESIDENTIAL LETTER FROM THE SULTAN’S COURT TO FRANCE 1897 (Jul 25) Large envelope at double letter rate to President Felix Faure of France, most likely from the Sultan of Zanzibar (the calligraphy is characteristic of the Sultan’s court) with 1897 5 and 50c, lower marginal, type V, tied by double circle ds, arrival cds adjacent A major showpiece of the French office in Zanzibar Note: Illustrated in DuBro, fig.5.20
Catalogue ref: 40A

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