Lot 10187

Egypt » Russian Post Offices » Alexandria
Estimate: 800 – 1’000 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 4’400

1873 Large part cover from Alexandria franked by 1872 (perf 14 1/2 x 15) 1 k. brown strip of three, 5 k. blue (2) and 10 k. carmine & green on vertically laid paper, all tied by ‘785’ dotted numeral of Port Alexandria in blue, paying a total of 23k., one of the largest recorded frankings, showing a fair strike of very rare ‘Alexandria Agency’ datestamp in blue on reverse, filing fold affecting left stamps, some cosmetic restoration to the envelope, showpiece

Provenance: “Cihangir” (H. Schaefer)

Expertise: Cert. RPS (2004)