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Lot 10235

Egypt » Egyptian Post Offices Abroad » Consular Offices » Smirne (Turkey)
Estimate: 6’000 – 8’000 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 6’000
Description:

1866 (21.6) Folded cover from Smirne to Cairo at double rate, franked 1st Issue 1866 1 piastre claret vertical STRIP OF FOUR, tied by clear crisp “retta” cancels with POSTE VICE-REALI EGIZIANE/ SMIRNE / 21 GIUG. 66 circular datestamp below, arrivals backstamp, rare cover with such a franking, a superb showpiece

Provenance: “Oscar” (Wolfgang Achterberg), February 1999 (lot 10410)