Lot 10247

Egypt » Egyptian Post Offices Abroad » Consular Offices » Volo (Greece)
Estimation: 4’000 – 5’000 EUR
Date de vente: Mon 14 Jun 2021 at 14:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Vente: 2021 Spring Auction Series
Catalogue: Egypt – Chalhoub Part 4

1872 (15.2) Folded cover from Volo to Sira, franked 3rd Issue 1 piastre, tied by V. R. POSTE EGIZIANE / VOLO / 15 FEB 1872 circular datestamp with additional strike alongside, also franked Greek 20 lepta blue Hermes-head stamp as tax for local delivery (red crayon ‘20’ manuscript) cancelled by Sira circular datestamp, backstamped on arrival in Sira (the Egyptian date is Gregorian, whereas the Greek date is Julian), cover restoration along central filing fold plus small part of cover removed, an important showpiece

Note: This cover was sent to Sira on the last sailing and is the only known cover with 3rd Issue which was in use for only 6 weeks before the office closed

Provenance: Peter Smith

Expertise: Signed Vlastos