tradition and experience in classic philately since 1919

Lot# 3667 - Auction 218-221

  • Lot# : 3667 Belgium

    1 / 1
    Franco-Prussian War 1870: Military entire letter from beseiged Verdun dated October 30, carried by Belgian Courrier across the German lines and mailed at VIRTON with cds in black (Nov 3) with transit cds FRANCE / MIDI in black (Nov 4), 'Belg. Amb. / Erquelines' re-entry datestamp (Nov 4), 'Le Tell D'Ardeche' cds (Nov 8) and eventual 'Viviers' arrival cds (Nov 9) all struck in black. A remarkable and extremely rare survivor, entirely unique, which opens well for Exhibit display. Cert. Brun (2017).rnrnText reads: 'Addressez vos lettres à Mr. Goudron, Mareschal des logis en garrison à Verdun, Bureau restante de Virton'.rnrnNote: Verdun was initially attacked on August 24, 1870 and remained under siege conditions until surrendering on November 8, 1870.rn 
    Starting bid : 12,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 12,500 CHF