1840 EGYPT TO FRANCE via MALTA “OPENED & RESEALED LAZZARETTO OF MALTA” disinfection
Condition: 1840 EGYPT TO FRANCE via MALTA “OPENED & RESEALED LAZZARETTO OF MALTA” disinfection
Item Id #: 11216
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From Dr. Migliavacca Cartificate: EGYPT TO MALTA: 7 May 1840, entire letter from Alexandria (French Post Office) to Marseille (22 May arrival cds on back of letter; showing charge of “10” decimes, at recto) by a French Steamship as witnessed by red boxed PAQUEBOTS / DE LA / MEDITERRANEE. Backflap opened for disinfection in Malta and re-sealed with red wax stamped â€œOPENED & RESEALED / LAZZARETTO OF MALTAâ€ (Type LZS4). The letter shows the fumigation and toasting effects such as a light brown patina on the outer sheet, except for a lighter area where the tongue held the letter for disinfection.
I have examined the above captioned item which is photographically reproduced here (reduced in size). The red wax seal is also reproduced (larger than its actual size). In my opinion, the item is genuine in all respects and in fine condition. I initialled it â€œGMâ€ in pencilâ€”â€”â€”â€”â€”