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Stamp of Egypt » Austrian Post Offices » Alexandria 1861 (18.5) Folded cover from Cairo via Alexandria to Vienna, sent from Cairo by the Posta Europea and Austrian PO in Alexandria
Stamp of Egypt » Austrian Post Offices » Alexandria 1861 (18.5) Folded cover from Cairo via Alexandria to Vienna, sent from Cairo by the Posta Europea and Austrian PO in Alexandria
Stamp of Egypt » Austrian Post Offices » Alexandria 1861 (18.5) Folded cover from Cairo via Alexandria to Vienna, sent from Cairo by the Posta Europea and Austrian PO in Alexandria
Stamp of Egypt » Austrian Post Offices » Alexandria 1861 (18.5) Folded cover from Cairo via Alexandria to Vienna, sent from Cairo by the Posta Europea and Austrian PO in Alexandria
Lot 10008
Egypt » Austrian Post Offices » Alexandria
Price realised
1’600 EUR
Estimate
900 – 1’200 EUR
Auction date
Mon 14 Jun 2021 at 14:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description:

1861 (18.5) Folded cover from Cairo via Alexandria to Vienna, sent from Cairo by the Posta Europea with TYPE IV double-circle POSTE EUROPEA/ ALESSANDRIA/18.MAGG.61 in blue, plus clear blue ALEXANDRIEN/18.5 handstamp alongside, rate 30 Kreuzer, very fine and an important usage

Rarity: Only three such covers recorded, with two other examples known with similar combination

Provenance: Kurt Wolfsbauer