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Lot# 382 - Auction 284 - 290

  • Lot# : 382 Egypt Kingdom

    British Post Offices 1848 (Oct 10): Entire letter written from the British Consulate in Alexandria to Bristol from a young man on the 'Grand Tour' struck with British P.O. "ALEXANDRIA" cds in black (Oct 14), slitted and disinfected at the Malta Lazaret in transit with both London and Bristol datestamps (Oct 26) alongside where charged '1/8d.' due. The long and interesting contents state "The Cholera has entirely ceased throughout Egypt. Forward the enclosed without all your letters undercover to F.H.G. Gilbert  Esq., Alexandria (care of James Murray Esq., Foreign Office, Downing Street) very legibly and don't pay the postage beyond the stamp".
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF