Lot 10179

Egypt » Italian Post Offices » Mixed Frankings
Estimate: 500 – 700 EUR
Auction date: Mon 14 Jun 2021 at 14:00:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Auction: 2021 Spring Auction Series
Catalog: Egypt – Chalhoub Part 4

1874 Incoming stampless cover to the Italian Vice-Consul in Alexandria, with fine dispatch cancellation of PATELLARIA-ISOLA (island off Sicily) and Commune handstamp, taxed on arrival with Italy 1870 Postage Due 60c. tied and cancelled by POSTE ITALIANE / ALEXANDRIA D’EGITTO 25 JUNE 74 in black, reverse with Trapani, Palermo and Brindisi transit cancellations, minor cover faults, a scarce cover

Note: Prior to the UPU, letters from Italy prepaid were carried at 40 centesimi, unpaid letters were charged 60 centisemi. Post UPU, letters were charged at double the deficiency