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Stamp of Egypt » British Post Offices » Alexandria 1859 (19.11) Envelope to Paris, posted in Alexandria and franked France Empire 10 c + 40 c tied by the very rare ALEXANDRIA/MB/NO.19.59 mobile box datestamp
Stamp of Egypt » British Post Offices » Alexandria 1859 (19.11) Envelope to Paris, posted in Alexandria and franked France Empire 10 c + 40 c tied by the very rare ALEXANDRIA/MB/NO.19.59 mobile box datestamp
Stamp of Egypt » British Post Offices » Alexandria 1859 (19.11) Envelope to Paris, posted in Alexandria and franked France Empire 10 c + 40 c tied by the very rare ALEXANDRIA/MB/NO.19.59 mobile box datestamp
Stamp of Egypt » British Post Offices » Alexandria 1859 (19.11) Envelope to Paris, posted in Alexandria and franked France Empire 10 c + 40 c tied by the very rare ALEXANDRIA/MB/NO.19.59 mobile box datestamp
Lot 10052
Egypt » British Post Offices » Alexandria
Price realised
5’000 EUR
Estimate
5’000 – 6’000 EUR
Auction date
Mon 14 Jun 2021 at 14:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description:

1859 (19.11) Envelope to Paris, posted in Alexandria and franked France Empire 10 c + 40 c tied lozenge “CP3” and the very rare ALEXANDRIA /MB / NO.19.59 mobile box datestamp, sent by British packet to Malta, with similar Malta mobile box transit backstamp, also framed PD in red, minor cover faults, an outstanding usage

Rarity: Only 2 such mobile box covers known. Smith describes the maritime movable box datestamp on page 62

Provenance: “Oscar” (Wolfgang Achterberg)