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Lot 20032 – 20pa blue, three horizontal pairs used on 1867 registered

20pa blue, three horizontal pairs used on 1867 registered
20pa blue, three horizontal pairs used on 1867 registered
20pa blue, three horizontal pairs used on 1867 registered
20pa blue, three horizontal pairs used on 1867 registered
Lot 20032 – 20pa blue, three horizontal pairs used on 1867 registered
Egypt » 1866 First Issue » Issued Stamps
Price realised
15’000 EUR
Estimate
5’000 – 6’000 EUR
Auction date
Fri 2 Jun 2023 at 15:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description

20pa Blue, three horizontal pairs used on 1867 registered entire letter from Damiata to Alexandria, all tied by POSTE VICE-REALI EGIZIANE / DAMIATA datestamps (July 24) in black, framed RACCOMANDATE handstamp at top and reverse with Mansura transit cds (July 25) and Alexandria arrival cds of the same day, the adhesives with minor imperfections as usual, but a magnificent and rare cover, the use of the 20 paras due to the shortage of the 1 piastre adhesive in the last week of sale.

Rate: Single rate postage 1 pi. + 2 piastres for registration.

Note: Illustrated in Smith on colour plate 2.

Provenance: Peter Smith

Catalogue ref: Nile Post D3

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