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  • Lot# : 386 Egypt Kingdom

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    First Day Usage 1866 (Jan 1st): Printed matter item dated internally 1 January 1866 from Alexandria to Cairo, bearing a fine and fresh example of 10 pa. brown, tied by retta cancel with sender's commercial cachet above. Certs. Calves (1998), Sorani (2000).rnrnNote: The 10 pa. adhesive was intended for non-periodical printed matter including greetings cards. Only four usages from the first day of the first issue of Egypt are known. Aside from this cover, there is another 10 para first day usage within Alexandria from the Antonini collection (lot 32383), offered in the December 2006 DF sale, a 1 pi. franking from Benha (ex Byam lot 263, later in the Bolaffi collection) and a 1 pi. franking from Zagasik (Antonini lot 32425).rnProvenance: Ambassador Collection of First Day Usages, DF sale (Dec. 2014), lot 60043.
    Starting bid : 6,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,000 CHF