Lot# 365 - Auction 227-233
French Post Offices 1867: Registered cover from Alexandria to Paris 'par Steamer Anglais' bearing 1862 perf. Empire 40 c. orange and 80 c. carmine tied by '5080' gros chiffres with 'Alexandrie / Egypte' cds at left (Feb 27), framed 'PD' and CHARGÉ all in black. Reverse with 'Rate Box' (incl. manuscript 'Anglo-Egyptian Bank', five wax seals and Paris arrivals (March 7) in red and in black. A very rare usage - the Rate Box is seldom seen from the Alexandria Office - (Smith: 'These cachets are rare') and in fine quality.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 850 CHF
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