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Lot# 3128 - Auction 218-221

  • Lot# : 3128 France

    1871/75: Cérès 10 c. brown on rose, small figures and 30 c. brown vertical pair, used on 1874 cover at single rate to Noumea, New Caledonia tied by 1611 gros chiffres with 'Gaillac-Du-Tarn' cds of despatch (Oct 11) and framed PD in red at right. Carried on the Ligne V Steamer 'Peluse' to Alexandria and transhipped to the P&O Steamer 'Surat' at Suez to Galle and thence on the 'Bangalore' to Singapore. Addressed to a Captain Albigot, commander of the Frigate 'Française La Virgine' with arrival cds of Noumea on reverse (Dec 24). The 10 c. adhesive applied over edge of envelope and a few minor imperfections but an appealing cover to a scarce destination. Cert. Eichele (2001).
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF