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Lot 10129

Egypt » Greek Post Office » Alexandria
Estimate: 3’400 – 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 3’400
Description:

A UNIQUE USAGE

1835 (4.1) Private entire folded letter sent to Syra, dated 4 January 1835, bearing in black the official circular handstamp of the Consulate of Greece in Egypt, before the establishment of the official Greek Post Office, the Greek Consulate was charged to receive private correspondence, showing handwritten rate “A. 30”, fumigation on arrival, proved by the handstamp of the Sanitary Office of Syra, small part of cover missing and in need of restoration due to splits along the folds, an important rarity

Rarity: The ONLY KNOWN letter with this type of handstamp (reported by Peter Smith, pp. 37-38, Themis Dacos, L’Orient Philatelique),

Provenance: Drossos