Lot# 388 - Auction 227-233
Italian Post Offices 1867: Stampless cover from Alexandria to a Count & Senator in Venice, struck with ALESSANDRIA D'EGITTO / POSTE ITALIANE cds (Sept 16) and small cartridge PIROSCAFI / POSTALI / ITALIANI in black at right. Reverse with Brindisi cds and Venezia arrival cds (Sept 27). Manuscript tax '4' (centesemi) on front - therefore without the normal double deficiency charge due to the recipient being exempt from the internal rate. Illustrated in the Zanaria-Serra-Dal Negro handbook on page 247. Minor edge wear but a most unusual cover.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 200 CHF
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