lot # 6429 - europa italien
1864 (Aug 20): Lettersheet from Bologna to Alexandria, Egypt, bearing 1863 DLR 15 c. dark sky-blue 'celeste smorto', four fresh and fine examples, tied by two strikes of BOLOGNA cds's, framed "PIROSCAFI / POSTALI / ITALIANI" handstamp of Brindisi alongside, reverse with "ALESSANDRIA D'EGYTTO / POSTE ITALIANE" arrival cds (Aug 26). A rare combination to pay the 60 centesimi rate to Egypt, cert. Bottacchi (2001).
Katalog 271: ITALIEN, FRANKREICH u. EUROPÄISCHE STAATEN - MEXICO & URUGUAY