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Crown Cancels
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Lot 625

1932 (Dec. 6 & 27), Two Covers with Elusive Crown Cancel #7, each to London, both covers in excellent condition, each bearing a clear strike of the "Egypt Postage Paid" Crown Cancel #7 and "M.P.O. MOASCAR" datestamp; one dated Dec. 6, 1932, the other Dec. 27, 1932, Very Fine, a desirable duo, the Crown Cancel device was used between Nov. 1, 1932 (earliest known cover dated Nov. 8), and March 6, 1933, when the device was reported lost.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 626

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.
Realized $100.
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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.
Realized $150.
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