Lot 10155
Egypt » Italian Post Offices » Alexandria
Price realised
4’000 – 5’000 EUR
Auction date
Mon 14 Jun 2021 at 14:00 (Europe/Zurich)

1865 (5.4) Envelope from Cairo to Pisa, Italy, sent to Alexandria with blue Cairo Posta Europea cds (Smith type VI), sent via the Italian PO with seven 1863 10c orange DLR (an uncommon use of low values), tied by framed “PIROSCAFI / POSTALI / FRANCESI” and Italian PO circular datestamp, sent via Messina & Livorno (both backstamps), small portion of backflap missing, an attractive and rare mixed franking of the Posta Europea and the Italian PO, a rarity of the Italian post offices in Egypt, stunning and an important usage

Expertise: Cert. Enzo Diena (1984)