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Lot# 3517 - Auction 218-221

  • Lot# : 3517 Thailand

    1917: Stampless Military concession cover from France cancelled by 'Gare D'Evreux' cds of despatch (Feb 14) and mailed to Thailand with top endorsed 'F.M.' and 'Troupes Françaises du Siam', with arrival cds on reverse of 'Bangkok / 2' (March 24). The cover struck with framed INCONNU / UNKNOWN handstamp in black below triangular 'T' marking and manuscript 'Ask French Ambassador'. Slip attached to the front of the cover with Siamese 'already asked the Ambassador, said unknown'. Returned to sender with three line 'Retour' marking in blue applied on the slip on arrival back in France and re-arrival cds (June 13) with '30' centimes charge deleted. A most unusual cover.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 380 CHF