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Lot 10120

Egypt » French Post Offices » Suez
Estimate: 3’000 – 4’000 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 2’800
Description:

1863 (9.1) Entire letter from Suez to Lyon, France via British steamer “Vectis”, franked with 1862 Empire 10c. pair and 40c. pair, tied by lozenge “5105”, paying double the rate with SUEZ / BAU FRANCAIS / 9 JANV. 63 circular datestamp adjacent, also PAQ. ANG. / MARSEILLE / 19 JANV. 63, with framed PD and P.P., backstamped MARSEILLE A LYON / 19 JANV. 63 and arrival LYON / 20 JANV. 63, fold through lower stamps, an attractive and rare double rate usage, showpiece

Provenance: “Oscar” (Wolfgang Achterberg)