Lot# 241 - Auction 227-233
1872: 5 pa. brown, 10 pa. mauve, 2 pi. yellow and horizontal pair of 5 pi. green, perf. 12½, used on triple weight 1874 cover to Glasgow via Brindisi; tied by V. R. POSTE EGIZIANE / PORTO SAID datestamps (April 5) in black. Reverse with British P.O. 'Alexandria' cds (April 6) and arrival cds. Aged and defective at right, nevertheless a great rarity bearing the sole recorded multiple of the 5 piastres of 1872 on letter. Illustrated in 'Egypt Stamps & Postal History' by Peter Smith on colour plate 3. Signed Todd AIEP.rnrnProvenance: Collection Peter Smith, Corinphila sale 198, May 2015, lot 5228.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 6,500 CHF
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