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Lot# 1562 - Auction 257-264

  • Lot# : 1562 Egypt Kingdom

    1874/75: Bûlâq covers (3) all at post-UPU rates of 1½ piastres, with 1876 cover to Constantinople franked by pair of 10 pa. grey and 1 pi. red tied by "Poste Egiziane / Cairo" cds's (May 9) unusually mailed via the Austrian P.O. in Alexandria and carried on a Lloyd vessel to destination; strip of three 20 pa. grey-blue used on 1877 entire letter from Cairo to France by British Packet and an 1878 cover with 20 pa. and 1 pi. to Westchester, USA from Cairo via Queenstown. An attractive group, Transatlantic Mail from Egypt is scarce at this date.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF