Lot# 253 - Auction 227-233
1872/75: Covers (2) from Constantinople to Cairo at single rate, with 1873 cover franked by 1872 2 pi. yellow, perf. 13¼, and 1875 cover franked by 2 pi. yellow,perf. 12½, each tied by good strikes of V.R.POSTE EGIZIANE / COSTANTINOPOLI cds's in black with repeated information strikes alongside. The single rate to Cairo was 1 piastre 'Port-to-Port' rate to Alexandria and 1 piastre for the inland leg of the journey. Both covers with imperfections but a scarce pair.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 260 CHF
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