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Crown Cancels
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Lot 625

1933 (Apr. 5), Earliest Recorded Crown Cancel #8, on cover from Moascar to London, reverse franked with 1pi Postal Seal (Scott #M1; black retta cancel) and flap bearing the crest of the Royal Scots Fusiliers; front with black M.P.O. Moascar datestamp (Type 2) and red Crown Cancel 8—which was placed in service only after Moascar's original numeral frank #7 was lost on March 6, 1933, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 626

1935 (?), Silver Jubilee, 1pi ultramarine, on cover to Sheffield (Scott M9), stamp properly placed and black retta-cancelled on reverse; red Crown Cancel #22 on front, with M.P.O. datestamp missing; most likely mailed at Cairo, though #22 was used at Alexandria from Nov. 1, 1935; cover slit open for display, Very Fine, a nice postal history oddity.
SG A10; £270 on cover ($350). Nile Post BF9.
Scott $275 as used single.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 627

1935 (Dec. 5), Crown Cancel #13 on cover from Cairo to Harpenden, England, reverse bearing 1pi green Letter Stamp (Scott #M7) with two black retta cancels, with black M.P.O. Cairo and red Crown Cancel on front; envelope opened and unfolded along bottom to show front and back, Very Fine, an excellent start for further research, an unrecorded usage of this Crown Cancel, as there is no record that it was ever assigned to Cairo (allocated originally to Abu Qir and transferred to Alexandria); further, this M.P.O. Cairo datestamp is unrecorded, with its measurements not matching any of the five known datestamps used 1932-39.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$150
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