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Lot# 389 - Auction 284 - 290

  • Lot# : 389 Egypt Kingdom

    General Gordon Relief Expedition 1884: Egypt 20 pa. on 5 pi. green, a horizontal strip of four (fourth stamp with overprint flaw on '0' of '20'), used on 1885 double rate cover endorsed "Gabat 13 Feby 85"  (Gabati, east bank of the Nile) addressed to Lady Poole in London, tied by four strikes of "KORTI" Star & Crescent cds's (Feb 23) in black (Stagg fig. 15 / Smith X-1) with superb information strike below. Reverse with South Kensington B.O. arrival cds (March 17). Minor age spot on one stamp but an outstanding Campaign cover - just two double rate usages are recorded from Korti. Exceptional. Signed Todd AIEP.rnProvenance: Collection Samir Fikry.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold