Lot 10184

Egypt » Russian Post Offices » Alexandria
Estimate: 7’000 – 10’000 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 10’000

1868 (14.5) Entire to Beirut bearing 1865 ROPiT 10 pa. rose and pale blue strip of four with large even margins, crisply cancelled ‘785’ and triangle of dots of Alexandria, showing on reverse ‘PORT ALEKSANDRIYA ‘ c.d.s. (11.5) and ‘PORT BEIRUT’ c.d.s., all in blue, one of the nicest and most stunning covers known with this issue, marked for conveyance ‘Par Vapeur Russe’ (by Russian Steamer), a superb showpiece and an outstanding exhibition item

Provenance: Lipschutz collection, ”Cihangir” (H. Schaefer)