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Lot 40069
Greece » Large Hermes Heads » 1861 Paris print
Price realised
95’000 EUR
Estimate
80’000 – 120’000 EUR
Auction date
Wed 2 Dec 2020 at 10:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description:

THE FAMOUS AND UNIQUE 30TH SEPTEMBER COVER

20 Lep, three singles and 80 Lep, all neatly tied by lozenge “97” and “ALEXANDRIA/30.SEP.61” cds (one day before first day of issue) on 1861 folded cover from the Greek Post Office in Alexandra cover to Syros.

One of the most important items of all Greek philately and a world rarity rivalling the other famous usages of first issues used prior to the official date of issues, being that of Austria and Great Britain just to name a few

Provenance: Argyropoloulos, Mattheos

Expertise: Certificate O. Vlastos and signed with his two libe handstamp at the bottom left of the cover “ORESTIS VLASTOS” in violet