Lot 10052

Egypt » British Post Offices » Alexandria
Estimation: 5’000 – 6’000 EUR
Date de vente: Mon 14 Jun 2021 at 14:00:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Vente: 2021 Spring Auction Series
Catalogue: Egypt – Chalhoub Part 4
Vendu pour EUR 5’000

1859 (19.11) Envelope to Paris, posted in Alexandria and franked France Empire 10 c + 40 c tied lozenge “CP3” and the very rare ALEXANDRIA /MB / NO.19.59 mobile box datestamp, sent by British packet to Malta, with similar Malta mobile box transit backstamp, also framed PD in red, minor cover faults, an outstanding usage

Rarity: Only 2 such mobile box covers known. Smith describes the maritime movable box datestamp on page 62

Provenance: « Oscar » (Wolfgang Achterberg)