Lot 10016
Egypt » Austrian Post Offices » Alexandria
Price realised
4’400 – 5’000 EUR
Auction date
Mon 14 Jun 2021 at 14:00 (Europe/Zurich)

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)