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Lot# 6234 - Auction 284 - 290

  • Lot# : 6234 French Levant

    French Post Offices in the Levant, Egypt 1864 (May 19): Cover from Alexandria to Marseille, bearing Napoléon perf. 10 c. bistre and 40 c. orange, two fine examples with fresh and deep colour, tied by Gros Chiffres '5080' lozenge with matching "ALEXANDRIE EGYPTE" despatch cds and framed "P.P." in black alongside. Reverse with PARIS transit (May 27) and MARSEILLE arrival (May 28) cds's indicating transport with a British vessel. A sound cover of great attractiveness, correctly franked in the 50 c. Levant rate of January 1857.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 120 CHF