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Lot# 6661 - Auction 284 - 290

  • Lot# : 6661 Italian Post abroad

    Italian Post in Alexandria - Egypt, Usage of Italian stamps 1867 (Dec 10): Lettersheet from Cairo via Alexandria to Genova, bearing Egypt Penasson 1 pi. dull rose-red (Gi 14), tied by "V.R. POSTE EGIZIANE / CAIRO" cds with information strike alongside. Upon arrival in Alexandria, a transit cds of the Egyptian P.O. was struck on the reverse and the cover was forwarded to the Italian P.O., there an Italian definitive Torino printing 40 c. lilac was added to the front which was tied by indistinct '234' numeral obliterator in black, "ALESSANDRIA D'EGITTO / POSTE ITALIANE 11 DIC 69" cds at left. Reverse with Brindisi transit and Genova (Dec 16) arrival cds's. Vertical and horizontal file folds, tear at top, still an interesting combination franking of Egyptian and Italian definitives, where each stamp was necessary to pay the journey from Cairo to Alexandria and from Alexandria onwards, respectively. Signed L. Gazzi Zanaria & colleagues = € 1'900.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF