(ITalian Post Office) 1870 (3 Mar) registered cover to Livorno franked two Italy 1866 40c. (Sassone T20) cancelled by fine '234' numeral lozenges with very fine strike of the rare 'keyhole' Alessandria D'Egitto Poste Itale/ Consegne date stamp, reverse with Brindisi transit and arrival cds; a few insignificant flaws to envelope, stamps and cancel very fine and rare.
(Italian Post Office) 1872 printed entire ‘Collegio Italiano D’Alessandria’ to Genova franked by Italy 15c. tied by numeral lozenge, a little unclear but to right a very fine Alessandria D’Egitto Poste Itaiane, unclear College handstamp bottom left; fine and rare printed matter rate
(Italian Post Office) 1875 stampless cover from Napoli to Alexandria charged at 80c. (double rate) folowing UPU regulation, with Postage Dues 10c. pair and a 60c. tied Alessndria D’Egitto Poste Italiane cds, repeated on reverse. Despite adopting the U.P.U.’s double rate, the Italians did not reduce the postage to the suggested 25c., eventually reducing to 30c in 1876. Cover illustrated page 88 of Peter Smith’s book.
(Italian Post Offices) 1876 entire to Mulhouse, Alsace bearing single franking ‘Estero’ overprinted 30c. tied ‘234’ numeral lozenge with Alessandria D’Egitto Poste Italiane cds alongside, endorsed Via Brindisi with their transit on reverse together with ‘horseshoe’ arrival.
Egypt (Italian Post Offices) 1862 cover to Rovigo franked 20c. and 40c. tied by '234' numerals with Alessandria D'Egitto Poste Italiane date stamp in association, framed Piroscafi Postali Italiani maritime handstamp; envelope slightly reduced at top.