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Egypt continued...

Greek Post Office » Alexandria continued...
Lot Symbol Catalog No. Descrip Opening
20138   image1862 (23.1) Folded entire from the Greek Post Office in Alexandria, sent unpaid to Athens via the Austrian Lloyd Steamer, endorsed “Par bateau Autrichien” and bearing the oval merchant’s cachet, manuscript 190 in red alongside, postage due applied on arrival in Greece, with addition of Hermes Head 10 lep, 20 lep (Athens Printing) and 2 x 80 lep (Paris Printing), all neatly tied by diamond of dots with “1” in of Athens, and attractive 3 colour franking, with Athens circular datestamp 29.1.62 arrival, showpiece Expertise: Signed Peter Holcombe, Roger Calves (Image 1)

Estimate. € 2,000

Currently (SAN)...€ 2,000.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
20139   image1864 (16.12) Incoming entire letter from Syra to Alexandria, letter was sent unfranked and cancelled with circular datestamp of Syra alongside a manuscript in blue showing the rate of “110”, taxed on arrival by 3-colour stamps 10 lep orange + 20 lep blue + 80 lep carmine and cancelled by the circular datestamp of the Alexandria Greek post office 22.12.64, an attractive 3-colour franking Provenance: Jeidel Expertise: Signed Peter Holcombe (Image 1)

Estimate. € 800

Currently (SAN)...€ 800.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
20140   image1866 (16.2) Entire folded letter, not pre-paid, from Alexandria to Corfu, letter was sent unfranked and cancelled with circular datestamp of the Alexandria Post Office in blue alongside a manuscript in red showing the rate of “140”, taxed on arrival by 3-color stamps 20 lep + 40 lep + 80 lep and cancelled in Corfu 19.2.66, sent by Austrian steamer “Vapore Austriaco”, a colourful and attractive usage from this rare Post Office Abroad Provenance: Drossos (Image 1)

Estimate. € 400

Currently (SAN)...€ 400.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
20141   image1872 (7.9) Small folded entire from Alexandria to Syra, franked 1870 40 lep, clear to good margins, cancelled with a superb strike of the diamond of dots with “97”, with similar circular datestamp of Alexandria Greek post office alongside and ‘foreign postage paid’ in Greek in red, arrival backstamp, an extremely fine and scarce usage (Image 1)

Estimate. € 500

Currently (SAN)...€ 500.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
20142   image1873 (9.8): Double rate folded cover from Alexandria to Syra franked by fine 80 lep. carmine, good even margins, tied by Greek Post Office of Alexandria circular datestamp, further strike at the left and red ‘foreign postage paid’ in Greek, cvr creases, very fine and a scarce usage (Image 1)

Estimate. € 500

Currently (SAN)...€ 500.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
20143   image1875 (2.10) Registered cover Alexandria to Athens via Piraeus, franked with 1872-75 10 lep deep orange on blue and 20 lep blue marginal pair, all tied with Greek Post Office in Alexandria circular datestamp, with straight line CHARGE in red alongside, waxed seal on reverse and backstamped 4.10.75, an attractive and rare registered usage Provenance: Drossos (Image 1)

Estimate. € 500

Currently (SAN)...€ 500.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
20144 ,   image1876 1 lep red-brown, a striking marginal block of 13 (pos. 8-9,14-19,24-28) and a vertical top marginal strip of three used together on fragment and partly cancelled by the postmarks of the Greek and the Egyptian P.O.’s in Alexandria, some stamp left uncanceled, a stunning exhibition showpiece (Image 1)

Estimate. € 3,000

Currently (SAN)...€ 3,000.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
20145   image1876 (24.9) Cover from Alexandria to Cefalonia, franked with three examples of the 1872-75 10 lep deep orange on blue, all neatly tied by the circular datestamp of the Greek Post Office in Alexandria, a very fine and an attractive showpiece Provenance: Jeidel (Image 1)

Estimate. € 600

Currently (SAN)...€ 600.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
20146   image1879 (13.3) Registered cover from Alexandria to Greece via Kerkyra, Corfu, franked 1879 20 lep blue and 30 lep brown, cancelled with circular datestamp of the Greek P.O. in Alexandria, with straight line CHARGE in black alongside, waxed seal on reverse and backstamped 16.3.79 and 18.3.79, two disinfection slits, stains for the seals, a rare registered usage (Image 1)

Estimate. € 600

Currently (SAN)...€ 600.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
20147   image1880 (25.3) Incoming envelope from from Kepkypa, Corfu to Alexandria, circular datestamp of Kepkypa and postage due handstamped T 60, taxed on arrival at Alexandria with a Greek 60 lep Postage Due stamp tie with the circular datestamp of the Greek Post Office 29.3.80, an extremely rare postage due usage (Image 1)

Estimate. € 1,200

Currently (SAN)...€ 1,200.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
20148   image1893 (18.8) Envelope with printed “Paquebots-Poste Khédivié’’ sent to Cairo franked by Greece small Hermes 25 lep. purple imperforate, tied by fine “PLEINE MER’’ handstamp in Black with Alexandria and Cairo circular datestamp on reverse, very fine and scarce (Image 1)

Estimate. € 150

Currently (SAN)...€ 150.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
Greek Post Office » Mixed Frankings
Lot Symbol Catalog No. Descrip Opening
20149   image1866 (7.10) Folded entire from Tanta via Alexandria to Kymi, Greece, franked Egypt 1st Issue 1 pi tied POSTE VICE - REALI EGIZIANE/TANTA/7.OTT.66 circular datestamp, with Greece 40 lep applied in transit and tied diamond of dots with “97” of Alexandria, with circular datestamp of the Greek Post Office of Alexandria alongside, cover stains not affecting stamps, disinfection slits, a very rare combination franking with Egypt 1st Issue Provenance: Kurt Wolfsbauer Expertise: Signed Orestis Vlastos (Image 1)

Estimate. € 8,000

Currently (SAN)...€ 8,000.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
20150   image1872 (24.3) Envelope sent from Suez to Greece via the Greek Post Office in Alexandria, bearing Egypt 3rd Issue 1872 20 pa blue block of 6, tied by V.R. POSTE EGIZIANE / SUEZ circular datestamp (Smith type III-2), with Alexandria circular datestamp on reverse, then sent via the Greek Post Office with corresponding Alexandria circular datestamp on reverse and manuscript “80” in blue and franked on arrival with 80 lep red tied by Athens, opened out for display, some minor faults, unique triple weight cover with combination of Egyptian and Greek Post Offices Note: This cover weighed 30 gms., hence it was franked with 3 pi “20 para stamps” + 80 lep. It was treated as triple weight by the Egyptian P.O. in Suez, domestic rate for Suez - Alexandria was 1 pi/10 gms tied by V.R.POSTE EGIZIANE / SUEZ circular datestamp, dated 24.3.1872, and postage due as a double weight only by the Greek Post Office on arrival, the normal rate to Athens was 40 lep/15 gms, tied by the Greek circular datestamp Kerkyra 16.3.1872, with Alexandria transit circular datestamp and Athens arrival on 22.3.1872 (Image 1)

Estimate. € 6,000

Currently (SAN)...€ 6,000.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
20151   image1872 (3.1) Folded cover from Cairo via Alexandria to Athens, franked Egypt 3rd Issue 1872 1 pi tied CAIRO/3.GEN 1872 circular datestamp, paying the rate to Alexandria, with Greek Post Office in Alexandria circular datestamp alongside, Greek 20 lep pair applied in transit to pay the onward postage to Athens, cvr faults and fold though all stamps, an attractive and very rare combination (Image 1)

Estimate. € 3,000

Currently (SAN)...€ 3,000.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
Italian Post Offices » Alexandria
Lot Symbol Catalog No. Descrip Opening
20152   image1854 (22.8) Folded letter from Alexandria to Genoa, showing bold, French PO type II “Alexandrie 22 Aout 54 Egypte” cds, along with scarce, red PIROSCAFI POSTALI FRANCESI three line Italian arrival marking (without surrounding framed box), letter sent several years before the opening of the Italian Post Office in Egypt, reverse shows Genova 7 Sept boxed receiver in red, very fine and scarce (Image 1)

Estimate. € 100

Currently (SAN)...€ 100.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
20153 O   image1855-63 80c yellow neatly cancelled by boxed “PIROSCAFI POSTALI FRANCESI” in blue, clear and almost complete strike, scarce Provenance: Kurt Wolfsbauer (Image 1)

Estimate. € 50

Currently (SAN)...€ 50.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
20154   image1855-63 5c green and 10c bistre, both in pairs and tied to fragment by boxed “PIROSCAFI POSTALI FRANCESI” in black, an attractive and scarce fragment Provenence: Kurt Wolfsbauer (Image 1)

Estimate. € 100

Currently (SAN)...€ 100.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
20155   image1863 Folded entire from Alexandria to Rapperschweil, Switzerland, bearing the very rare straight line “DA ALESSANDRIA D’EGITTO” and framed “PIROSCAFI POSTALI ITALIANI”, a very fine and important showpiece (Image 1)

Estimate. € 1,500

Currently (SAN)...€ 1,500.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
20156   image1863 (18.1) Incoming cover mailed six weeks before the Italian Alexandria P.O. was opened, franked by Sardinia 1855-63 80c. orange-yellow (4), cancelled by Livorno datestamps; with manuscript at top ‘Col vapore Assyrien Francese’ and carried at double rate of 3 lire 20 centisimi with manuscript ‘12’ in pencil denoting grams on front, reverse cancellation Alexandrie/Egypte (Jan 27) of receipt at the French Post Office, an attractive and rare incoming usage (Image 1)

Estimate. € 1,200

Currently (SAN)...€ 1,200.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
20157   image1863 (21.4) Folded cover by French steamer from Alexandria to Livorno via Messina (addressee enhanced with gold dust) bearing two examples of the Sardinia 80c bright orange stamps tied by a superb blue “PIROSCAFI POSTALI FRANCESI” handstamp (French steamship - line cancel, Smith type FS-2fr, with another example alongside) with a superb blue “ALESSANDRIA D’EGITTO POSTE ITALIANE/21. APR. 63” cds also alongside, various forwarding agent and postal markings on both sides, mailed using the 15g French ship rate, a stunning showpiece Rarity: An extremely rare cover Expertise: Signed Silvano Sorani (Image 1)

Estimate. € 7,000

Currently (SAN)...€ 7,000.00
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM

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