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Lot# 222 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 222 Egypt Kingdom

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    Mohamed Aly Courier Post 1865 (Jan 23): Entire letter from Cairo to Asyût / Siut / Assiout, with oval sender's cachet on obverse in red, reverse with manuscript '1' piastre prepaid (with '4' dirhems weight above) struck with fine strike of negative seal BOSTA OMOUN ALMURUR WA ELSEYA handstamp in black (General Traffic & Delivery Post) applied on despatch. Obverse with talismanic '8642'. The State Post Office (Poste Vice-Reali Egiziane) did not run a Postal Service to Upper Egypt until the Railways were completed. Thus mail going South of Cairo was handled by the Mohamed Aly Courier Post. An extremely rare entire. Cert. Todd AIEP (2016).
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500 CHF