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lot # 6208 - Overseas Egypt, Ship Mail

Tuesday Jun 23, 2020 09:00 Europe/Berlin
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Steamer 20 centimes blue, two examples, each with small marginal imperfections, tied by lozenge of dots "5129" of Port Said to folded double-rate letter dated August 6, from Port Said to Ismailia. The letter contains the notification 'J'envoi trois documents...' confirming the double rate. An exceptional entire, number 6 in the 21 covers listed by Jean Boulad d'Humières, Ringstrom & Tester. The unique and stunning example of a double weight cover bearing two 20 centimes adhesives. Signed N. Gennaropoulo on reverse in red ink. Signed Sorani, Todd and certificate RPSL (1947)
Note: 21 covers are recorded bearing the Suez Canal Company issue, of which 8 are cancelled by the 5129 gros chiffres,7 bear stamps cancelled in manuscript, 3 cancelled at Ismailia, 2 at Suez.
Provenance: Collection R. Ackerman, USA (exhibited in Antwerp, 1930)
                     Collection Ibrahim Chaftar, (Harmers of London, Dec 1960, lot 248)
                     Collection Emile Antonini
                     Collection Baron J. Von Uexkull
                     Collection Ambassador L. Biolato
                     Carmichael & Todd (2002)
                     described and depicted in S. Ringstrom and H.E. Tester "The Private Ship Letter Stamps of the World - Part " page 84-85

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