Lot 10229

Egypt » Egyptian Post Offices Abroad » Consular Offices » Salonica (Greece)
Estimate: 12’000 – 15’000 EUR
Auction date: Mon 14 Jun 2021 at 14:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Auction: 2021 Spring Auction Series
Catalog: Egypt – Chalhoub Part 4
Sold for EUR 9’000

1871 (28.12) Folded disinfected cover from Salonica to Patras, manuscript ‘via de Siri’ at right and ‘From Thessalonike’ in blue crayon at left, franked 2nd Issue 1 piastre red (corner fault) tied by V. R. POSTE EGIZIANE / SALONICCHI / 28 DIC 1871 circular datestamp in black with repeated strike at left, also Greek Large Hermes 20 lepta blue applied for internal postage cancelled by Patras circular datestamp, backstamped with Athens and Syra circular datestamp, disinfection slits and some slight cover wrinkles, a very rare item and an important showpiece

Provenance: E. E. Yates, Charles Fox and Peter Smith