Lot 10104
Egypt » French Post Offices » Alexandria
Price realised
18’000 EUR
13’000 – 15’000 EUR
Auction date
Mon 14 Jun 2021 at 14:00 (Europe/Zurich)

1871 (8.8) Registered linen lined envelope from Alexandria to Paris, bearing France 1869 5f. grey horizontal strip of four, vertical strip of three and four singles on flap, 1863-70 80c. rose horizontal strip of five, 1870-71 imperforate Bordeaux 20c. blue, each tied by lozenge “5080”, black framed PD, with ALEXANDRIE / EGYPTE / 8 AOUT 71 circular datestamp alongside, straight-line CHARGÉ with manuscript “No.696”, blue Paris (16/8) arrival marking on reverse, some usual cover faults, unique rate of 59.20f. and the highest franking known from Alexandria

Provenance: Maurice Burrus

Expertise: Cert. Vachat (2009)