Losnr. 380 - 227.-233. Auktion
Losnr. : 380
Italian Post Offices 1863: Sardinia imperforate 10 c. bistre brown, 40 c. carmine overlapping Italy lithographed 15 c. blue (two examples) all used on 1863 entire letter from Alexandria to Genova tied by two fine strikes of framed large cartridge PIROSCAFI / POSTALI / FRANCESI handstamps in blue with corresponding ALESSANDRIA D'EGITTO / POSTE ITALIANE cds alongside (June 9). Reverse with Messina datestamp and Genova arrival (June 17). Illustrated in the Zanaria-Serra-Dal Negro handbook on page 190 and discussed on page 191. A stunningly beautiful entire of great rarity: just three mixed Sardinia / Italy frankings are recorded from Egypt, this being the sole example with the lithographed 15 cent. Cert. Colla (2009).rnrnProvenance: 'The Italian Post Office in Alexandria', Harmers, Nov 2009, lot 1006.
Zuschlag : 9.000 CHF
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