Lot# 4883 - Auction 218-221
1840 (Jan 22): Entire letter from the Austrian Consul in Alexandria, Egypt to the Quarantine authorities in Venice with large red Consular seal on reverse (the letter reports the outbreak of Plague in Egypt in January 14 and 'as from that date all Pratique is issued foul'. Punched for disinfection at Muggia and struck with framed "Netto di fuora e / Netto di dentro" framed cachet in red (Meyer page 101) and struck with further red wax seal probably applied at St. Therea Quarantine, Trieste. A fine and rare entire.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 550 CHF
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