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Stamp of Egypt » Greek Post Office » Alexandria 1863 (31.8) Entire letter from Cairo via Alexandria to Syra, Greece with Type VI circular POSTA EUROPEA / CAIRO
Stamp of Egypt » Greek Post Office » Alexandria 1863 (31.8) Entire letter from Cairo via Alexandria to Syra, Greece with Type VI circular POSTA EUROPEA / CAIRO
Stamp of Egypt » Greek Post Office » Alexandria 1863 (31.8) Entire letter from Cairo via Alexandria to Syra, Greece with Type VI circular POSTA EUROPEA / CAIRO
Stamp of Egypt » Greek Post Office » Alexandria 1863 (31.8) Entire letter from Cairo via Alexandria to Syra, Greece with Type VI circular POSTA EUROPEA / CAIRO
Lot 10135
Egypt » Greek Post Office » Alexandria
Price realised
6’500 EUR
Estimate
6’000 – 8’000 EUR
Auction date
Mon 14 Jun 2021 at 14:00 (Europe/Zurich)
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