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Lot# 367 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 367 Egypt Kingdom

    French Post Offices 1873: Entire letter written in Jaffa and presumably mailed on board Steamer, addressed to Marseille endorsed 'pr. Paquebot de Messageries' franked by France Cérès 1871/75 80 c. rose, some toning around perfs., tied by '5080' gros chiffres with 'Alexandrie / Egypte' cds at top (Feb 3). The entire annotated with weight (12 grams) and thus treated as double weight and struck with framed AFFRANCHISEMENT / INSUFFISANT in black. Taxed on arrival with handstruck '12' décimes charge marking. Despite imperfections, a scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 360 CHF