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Stamp of Egypt » British Post Offices » Alexandria 1871 (30.12) Envelope from Alexandria to England, franked with Great Britain 2 pairs of 4d. plate 12
Stamp of Egypt » British Post Offices » Alexandria 1871 (30.12) Envelope from Alexandria to England, franked with Great Britain 2 pairs of 4d. plate 12
Stamp of Egypt » British Post Offices » Alexandria 1871 (30.12) Envelope from Alexandria to England, franked with Great Britain 2 pairs of 4d. plate 12
Stamp of Egypt » British Post Offices » Alexandria 1871 (30.12) Envelope from Alexandria to England, franked with Great Britain 2 pairs of 4d. plate 12
Lot 20056
Egypt » British Post Offices » Alexandria
Prix réalisé
150 EUR
Estimation
200 – 300 EUR
Date de vente
Wed 28 Oct 2020 at 13:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description:

1871 (30.12) Envelope from Alexandria to England, franked with Great Britain 2 pairs of 4d. plate 12 used to make up double letter rate, the stamps have been cancelled on arrival at the British Post Office at Alexandria with the usual “B01” obliterator, ALEXANDRIA / DE 30 71 circular datestamp alongside, unusually this letter has been carried by the Egyptian Postal system from Cairo to Alexandria, cover faults, an attractive and scarce usage

Note: Normally it would have been posted at the British Post Office in Cairo and travelled by private bag between the two British Post Offices. The envelope carries instructions in Arabic telling the Cairo postal official to deliver the letter to the British Post Office in Alexandria