Lot# 3108 - Auction 218-221
1868 & 1869: Covers (2) to India, with earlier cover franked by laureated 20 c. blue (4) for single rate from Bordeaux to Tellichery, India all tied by 532 gros chiffres with Bordeaux cds (Aug 15) at left. Erroneously struck with AFFRANCHISEMENT / INSUFFISANT in red and then deleted by P.P. and PD handstamps in red, carried by 'Tanais' of Ligne X to Alexandria and the P&O 'Baroda' from Suez; matched with 1869 double rate cover to Calcutta franked by 1863/70 20 c. blue (6) and single 40 c. tied by 2656 gros chiffres of Nice (Feb 5). Faults but an attractive pair.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 280 CHF
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