1866 (7.8) Folded entire to Trieste, franked 1864 15 s. brown tied superb straight-line ALEXANDRIA (first postmark of the Austrian Post Office), extremely rare late usage of this pre-stamp marking. Smith states “perhaps it served as a relief canceller when more than one clerk was required To handle peak loads”, an important showpiece
Rarity: Only three recorded covers
Provenance: Kurt Wolfsbauer, Provera
Expertise: Cert. E. Diena (1981)
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