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
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