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Lot 10197

Egypt » Egyptian Post Offices Abroad » Consular Offices » Constantinople
Estimate: 9’000 – 12’000 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 9’000
Description:

1866 (6.11) Registered cover at triple rate (3 pi. postage + 2 pi. registration) from Constantinople to Cairo via Alexandria, franked 1st Issue1866 5 pi., tied large POSTE VICE-REALI EGIZIANE / CONSTANTINOPOLI / 6 NOV. 66 circular datestamp with additional strike in lower-right of cover, also cancelled on arrival in Alexandria and boxed RACCOMANDATE alongside, backstamped in Alexandria Nov. 11 and Cairo Nov. 12, some expert restoration to the envelope, an extremely rare and outstanding showpiece

Provenance: Emile Antonini, April 1983 (lot 32300); Wolfgang Achterberg, February 1999 (lot 10397)

Expertise: Signed Sorani