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Lot# 429 - Auction 284 - 290

  • Lot# : 429 Egypt Kingdom

    General Gordon Relief Expedition 1885: Officer's rate cover to London endorsed "On Active Service, No Stamps Obtainable" at top, struck with superb Star & Crescent "KORTI" bilingual datestamp (March 9) in black (Stagg fig. 15 / Smith type X-1) with square 'T' mark alongside. Charged on arrival with handstruck '2½' pence due (not doubled due to Military concession). Cover tear at top and flap missing but very scarce, also five further Egyptian stamps used with Korti Star & Crescent datestamps. Signed Todd AIEP.rnProvenance: Collection Peter A.S. Smith, Corinphila sale 198, May 20125, lot 5734.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF