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Stamp of Egypt » Austrian Post Offices » Mixed Frankings 1875 (27.9), letter from Cairo to the Isle of Thassos,
Lot 20043
Egypt » Austrian Post Offices » Mixed Frankings
Price realised
Unsold
Estimate
3’000 – 4’000 EUR
Auction date
Wed 28 Oct 2020 at 13:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description:

1875 (27.9), letter from Cairo to the Isle of Thassos, near Cavalla, Turkey, franked with Egypt 3rd Issue 1 pi. and 20 paras. The letter was transported with the Egyptian mail from Cairo to Alexandria, it was then handed over to the Austrian Post (28.9.1875) for the delivery to Cavalla, very fine and an unusual usage

Note: the Egyptian Office in Cavalla closed in February 1872

Rarity: Letters with Egypt 3rd Issue that have gone through the Austrian Post Office are very rare

Provenance: Kurt Wolfsbauer