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Lot 8085

EGYPT-THURN&TAXIS, 1863, double rate registered envelope, prepaid in cash with 70 soldi (noted on reverse "40/30"), with blue cds. "ALEXANDRIEN RECOM. 11/5" and matching "FRANCO" to the wellknown geographical publisher Justus Perthes in Gotha, showing adjacent red Prussian "Recomandirt" and on reverse oval "RECOMMANDIRT TRIEST 18/5 1863", railway mark "HALLE/EISENACH" and arrival mark. Fine and scarce Provenance: Kurt Wolfsbauer (David Feldman-auction, 2002)