Lot 10187
Egypt » Russian Post Offices » Alexandria
Price realised
4’400 EUR
800 – 1’000 EUR
Auction date
Mon 14 Jun 2021 at 14:00 (Europe/Zurich)

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)