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Lot 8086

EGYPT-WURTTEMBERG, 1845, Entire letter dated on front "Le Caire a 21/12 45" with long text written by Erwin of Neipperg to his brother General Alfred Graf Neipperg, posted at Alexandria, showing the straight line postmark of the Austrian post and transported via Triest, Verona, Innsbruck and Bregenz to Stuttgart, here re-addressed to Schwaigern. The letter was prepaid with "24" kreuzer till Triest (noted on reverse) and taxed in manuscript with "12" kreuzer c.m. for the internal Austrian postage and "25" kreuzer German currency total postage due, to be paid by the recipient. The letter contains a comprehensive report of the start of Neipperg's expedition to the Sudan including an audience granted to him by the viceroy Mehemed Ali. A very interesting item