Lot# 87 - 205-209 Auction
1917 (Nov 1): O.H.M.S. imprinted censored cover from Cairo to Gerald Brackenbury care of the British Consul in Jeddah, franked by Egypt 1914 1 m. sepia and 4 m. vermilion, underpaid by 5 millièmes and taxed at double deficiency (1 piastre) on arrival, franked on reverse with Hejaz 1917 Postage Due 20 pa. red pair and single 1 pi. blue tied by bold DJEDDAH / 3 datestamps in violet (Nov 13) with Port Taufiq transit alongside. As taxed at 2 piastres the sum due was probably for a further letter similarly underpaid to the same addressee. Flap missing and envelope a tad ragged at base but a cover of great charm and rarity. Signed Todd AIEP.
Note: Gerald Prendergast Brackenbury (born 1877), Assistant Master at the Khedive School in Cairo, wrote 'Studies in English Idiom' published in 1920.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 2,500 CHF
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