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Lot# 1125 - 202-204 Auction

  • Lot# : 1125 Aden

    1890: Cover to Cairo franked on reverse with 1882/90 3 a. orange tied by 'Bombay' squared circle datestamp (April 25). SEA POST OFFICE / E / 25 AP Intaglio Seal handstamp at right (Type 12). Carried on the 'Assam' with Suez and Cairo datestamps (May 5) above. Flap torn and some creasing but a truly astonishing cover, one of the very few known strikes of this rare marking, supplied for sealing mail after the bags were packed. Discussed on page 99 of the Botterill handbook and illustrated on page 100.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF