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Lot# 404 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 404 Egypt Kingdom

    Italian Post Offices 1880: Cover from Alexandria to the Italian Consul in Tangiers, Morocco franked by 1878/79 'Estero' 20 c. pale orange tied by circular '234' oblitterator with ALESSANDRIA D'EGITTO / POSTE ITALIANE cds at right (Nov 13). Manuscript "0.05" alongside adhesive denoting amount short paid and struck with large "T" mark in black and unusual 'BB/10' being the amount due. Reverse with seal and part flap missing but with Messina cds (Nov 17) and Barcelona transit cds. Envelope repaired but scarce.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Pearls', Spink, Oct 2011, lot 665.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 80 CHF