Lot# 342 - Auction 227-233
Austrian Post Offices 1863 (May 11): Stampless registered cover from Alexandria to Gotha, Germany with framed 'Recomandirt' in red at top and manuscript 'Contre Récépisse' struck with superb and rare ALEXANDRIEN / RECOM in blue-green (Tchilinghirian fig. 8) and straight line FRANCO (fig. A1) alongside. Crossed to denote prepaiyment with reverse showing '40/30' in blue crayon (40 kreuzers by ship, 30 kr. by land), Triest transit (18/5) and Gotha arrival. A fine and rare cover: Smith only recorded the 'Alexandrien / Recom.' in black. Ex collection K. Wolfsbauer. Signed Todd AIEP.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 750 CHF
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