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Stamp of Egypt » Austrian Post Offices » Alexandria 1849 (9.1) Stampless folded entire probably from Cairo,
Lot 20002
Egypt » Austrian Post Offices » Alexandria
Prix réalisé
3’600 EUR
Estimation
3’000 – 4’000 EUR
Date de vente
Wed 28 Oct 2020 at 13:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description:

1849 (9.1) Stampless folded entire probably from Cairo, via Alexandria to Amsterdam, bearing the extremely rare “AGENZIE DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / ALESSANDRIA” oval cachet in blue applied on reverse with red arrival AMSTERDAM 7.3 red cancelation alongside, with French Post Office ALEXANDRIE / 21.FEVR.49 cds on front, the letter was disinfected and marked in black on back of cover with framed PURIFIE/FRIOUL, postage was levied on arrival in Amsterdam, an important exhibition showpiece

Rarity: Smith states “This is clearly the rarest of the Austrian postmarks (two recorded)”

Provenance: Kurt Wolfsbauer

Note: All postal activity by the Lloyd agency was required to cease by the Austro-Egyptian Postal Convention of July 1868