Lot# 708 - 210-212 Auction
1859: 20 baj. black on grey-green, two examples in sligthly different shades, with good to large margins all round, second stamp close at upper left but not touched, both stamps showing dividing lines, tied to 1859 double rate cover from Bologna to Marseille (Facchini correspondence) by eight barred grill handstamp with 'Bologna' cds at right (Oct 27) in black. Framed 'P.D.' in black and French entry marking in red and Lyon and Marseille cds's (Oct 30) on reverse. Slight paper cut above 'PD' and horizontal file fold well away from the adhesives. A great rarity on letter: just ten covers known with this franking to France, a similar cover from this correspondence illustrated in the 2016 Sassone catalogue on page 309. Signed A. G. Bolaffi, E. Diena and Raybaudi. Cert. Bolaffi (1999) Mi = € 25'000+ on cover, Sassone = € 40'000+.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 5,000 CHF
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