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Lot 10135

Egypt » Greek Post Office » Alexandria
Estimate: 6’000 – 8’000 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 6’500
Description:

1863 (31.8) Entire letter from Cairo via Alexandria to Syra, Greece with Type VI circular POSTA EUROPEA / CAIRO dispatch datestamp in blue, thence transferred to Greek Post Office in Alexandria where franked by 1862 Athens printing 80 lep carmine tied by a diamond of dots with “97” in black with Greek Post Office in Alexandria circular datestamp below (August 19, Julian) and ‘foreign postage paid’ Greek handstamp in black at left, Syra arrival circular datestamp (Aug 25, Julian) on reverse, cover with light water stain not detracting, a rare combination usage

Note: Illustrated in Smith on colour plate 1