Ägypten (EGYPT) - Briefe 1863
Egypt, about 1863, envelope showing clear strike of oval "AGENZIA DI PIRI. OTTOMANI ALESSANDRIA / P.P" send to Smirne (Smyrna / Izmir); in the top left corner manuscript postage fee "P5 / P 1 1/2". A very fine example of this extremely rare PIROSCAFI OTTOMANI agency handstamp, the first private steam ship company in Egypt using a postmark on the mail it carried.
Luca Daniele Biolato notes in his book "La Posta Europea nel contesto della storia postale dell´Egitto nel sec. XIX (1820-1865)" on page 691 that only two covers are recorded.
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