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Lot# 7179 - Auction 274-283

  • Lot# : 7179 Tunisia

    French P.O. in Tunesia 1898 (June 10): Envelope of the second weight rate from Paris to Alexandria, forwarded first to Sfax Tunesia, then returned to Paris bearing Sage 5 c. green (Yv 75), tied by PARIS despatch cds. Taxed at the French P.O. in Alexandria with 1893 type Duval 10 c. brown type I in a strip of four and 50 c. lilac-brown (Yv TT 29/I+37/I), tied by "ALEXANDRIE EGYPTE" cds (June 16). Sent via "PORT SAID EGYPTE" (June 28) to "SFAX REGENCE DE TUNIS" July 7), where the letter was taxed again with Tunesia timbres taxe 5 c. green in a horizontal pair, 10 black (pair & single) and 25 c. rose in a horizontal pair (Yv TT 11+12+16), tied by pen strokes. Some edge wear as to be a expected from a cover of that size and journey covering three countries, nevertheless an impressive mixed usage.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold