Lot# 345 - Auction 227-233
Austrian Post Offices in Alexandria 1866: Egypt 1 piastre claret, perf. 12½, Type II, a fine example used on 1866 cover to Leipzig endorsed 'p. Bateau Autrichien, voie de Trieste' tied by POSTE VICE-REALI EGIZIANE / CAIRO cds in black (March 27), transferred to the Austrian Post Office for onward transmission, franked by Austrian Levant 1864 15 soldi brown, perf. 9½ in a vertical pair tied by ALEXANDRIEN cds (28/3) in black. Reverse with top flap missing but with 'Ausgabe' cds of receipt in black. An attractive cover in superb quality for such a rarity. Ex collections Provera, 'Betulla'. Signed Köhler. Certs. E. Diena (1992), Todd AIEP (2013).
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 7,500 CHF
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