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Stamp of Egypt » Greek Post Office » Alexandria A UNIQUE USAGE1835 (4.1) Private entire folded letter bearing in black the official circular handstamp of the Consulate of Greece in Egypt
Stamp of Egypt » Greek Post Office » Alexandria A UNIQUE USAGE1835 (4.1) Private entire folded letter bearing in black the official circular handstamp of the Consulate of Greece in Egypt
Stamp of Egypt » Greek Post Office » Alexandria A UNIQUE USAGE1835 (4.1) Private entire folded letter bearing in black the official circular handstamp of the Consulate of Greece in Egypt
Stamp of Egypt » Greek Post Office » Alexandria A UNIQUE USAGE1835 (4.1) Private entire folded letter bearing in black the official circular handstamp of the Consulate of Greece in Egypt
Lot 10129
Egypt » Greek Post Office » Alexandria
Prix réalisé
3’400 EUR
Estimation
3’400 – 4’000 EUR
Date de vente
Mon 14 Jun 2021 at 14:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description:

A UNIQUE USAGE

1835 (4.1) Private entire folded letter sent to Syra, dated 4 January 1835, bearing in black the official circular handstamp of the Consulate of Greece in Egypt, before the establishment of the official Greek Post Office, the Greek Consulate was charged to receive private correspondence, showing handwritten rate “A. 30”, fumigation on arrival, proved by the handstamp of the Sanitary Office of Syra, small part of cover missing and in need of restoration due to splits along the folds, an important rarity

Rarity: The ONLY KNOWN letter with this type of handstamp (reported by Peter Smith, pp. 37-38, Themis Dacos, L’Orient Philatelique),

Provenance: Drossos