Lot# 382 - Auction 227-233
Italian Post Office in Alexandria 1863: Italy De La Rue printing 10 c. ochre (2) and 60 c. lilac (3) all very fine and used on the famous 1864 2 lire franking cover from Alexandria to Vienna, all tied by three strikes of small cartridge PIROSCAFI / POSTALI / ITALIANI and ALESSANDRIA D'EGITTO / POSTE ITALIANE cds (Dec 24) in black. Italic black 'PD' also on obverse, three backstamps of transit and arrival. An outstanding and very rare cover. Cert. Colla (2009).rnrnProvenance: 'The Italian Post Offices in Alexandria', Harmers, November 2009, lot 1020; Collection 'Pasha', Spink, Oct 2011, lot 582.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 1,100 CHF
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