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Lot 10100

Egypt » French Post Offices » Alexandria
Estimate: 1’700 – 2’000 EUR
Auction date: Mon 14 Jun 2021 at 14:00:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Auction: 2021 Spring Auction Series
Catalog: Egypt – Chalhoub Part 4
Sold for EUR 1’700
Description:

1865 (26.4) Folded cover from Cairo to Bordeaux with the blue POSTE VICE REALI EGIZIANE Viceroyal Post circular datestamp (applied on the second week of use), franked France Empire 10c. and 40c., tied lozenge “5080”, with ALEXANDRIE / ÉGYPTE / 26 AVRIL 65 circular datestamp alongside, backstamped on arrival Marseille and Bordeaux, rare combination, “much scarcer than those with the Posta Europea frankings” according to Smith, and only in use for nine months

Expertise: Signed Roger Calves