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Lot# 3123 - Auction 218-221

  • Lot# : 3123 France

    1862: 10 c. bistre (unusually optd. with 'Controle T.P.' in blue) used with 20 c. blue (2) on 1863 cover to Colonel Gambier of the 2nd Regiment of Zouaves with the Corps Expeditionaire in Mexico, tied by 3171 gros chiffres with 'Rochefort-S-Mer' cds of despatch at left (July 31) and framed red PD, paying the 50 centime Military Concession rate via English Ship. Slight internal repair to envelope at top but an attractive and unusual usage with the Control handstamp.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 460 CHF