Lot 10210

Egypt » Egyptian Post Offices Abroad » Consular Offices » Dardanelli
Estimation: 18’000 – 24’000 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 17’000

1868 Folded cover from Dardanelli to Constantinople, franked by 2nd Issue 20 paras green pair, to pay the single 1 piastre rate, tied by circular negative seal handstamp of DARDANELLI in blue with repeated srike at right reading “Chanak-kil’l / 1868 / Post Office / Egyptian Official” in Arabic, manuscript ‘franco’ and ‘par vapeur Egyptien’, backstamped POSTE VICE REALI EGIZIANE / CONSTANTINOPOLI / 9 DEC 68 circular datestamp, no sideflaps, an exhibition showpiece

Rarity: One of just three recorded covers

Provenance: Peter Smith