Lot# 232 - Auction 227-233
1866: 2 pi. yellow, a fine diagonally bisected example used on 1867 entire letter from Cairo to Alexandria, neatly tied by POSTE VICE-REALI EGIZIANE / CAIRO datestamp in blue (July 29) with further information strike alongside. Reverse with Alexandria arrival cds in black. Cover file folds away from adhesive but a rare and most attractive example of this usage, only possible between July 20 and July 31, 1867 in Cairo. Illustrated in 'Egypt Stamps & Postal History' by Smith on colour plate 16 and on page 154. Signed Todd AIEP Gi = £ 2'750.rnrnProvenance: Collection Peter Smith, Corinphila sale 198, May 2015, lot 5134.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 1,600 CHF
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