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Lot# 3059 - Auction 218-221

  • Lot# : 3059 France

    1876: Large envelope from US Consulate in Paris to the Consul in Rome, with extraordinary 8 colour franking paying a 6 franc 30 centime rate with 1870 Siège 40 c. orange single and strip of three, 1871/75 Cérès 1 c. bronze on green (2), 4 c. grey pair, 10 c. brown on rose pair and strip of seven, 30 c. brown (2, one with corner defect), 80 c. rose strip of three and Type Sage 187610 c. green and 15 c. grey strip of four (two with corner defects) all tied by 'Paris / Avenue Josephine' cds's. The edges of the cover reinforced on reverse but despite faults, a spectacular and very rare cover. Signed Scheller.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400 CHF