Lot# 4634 - Auction 218-221
1636/1876c.: Postal History of Savoy, the splendid Gold Medal collection with 1636 entire from La Roche, 1653 entire from Annecy, 1697 entire struck with DE SAVOIE in black, manuscript caancelled entires from 'Annecy', 'franco au Pont', 'Montmellian', 'Savoye' etc., then Napoleonic occupation period from 1792 with Department 84 markings (unpaid and prepaid) of Aiguebelle, Aix / Mont-Blanc, Annecy, Bonneville, Carrouge, Chambery, Conflans, Frangy, La Roche, Lans-Le-Bourg, Rumilly, Sallanches; 1822 entire registered from Thonon, 'Retrodato' handstamped (Returned) covers, covers with two line dated handstamps incl. incoming 1829 entire from Guadeloupe, 'Duch' period with circular datestamps incl. Alby, Annemasse, Brides Les Bains, Frangy, La Roche, Maltaverne, Samoëns, 1853 cover with 'Thones' cds in red, Sardinian 1855/63 issue covers with 5 c. yellow-green single franking from Annecy, 50 c. rate covers to France (certs.), 20 c. local rate covers with variety of shades and markings, piece with 40 c. carmine (3) and 80 c. yellow to London (cert.); 1859 and 1860 covers showing AMB. LINEA VITT. EM. Travelling P.O. datestamps, taxed covers of Sardinian period and thereafter (from 1860) the re-instatement of French rule with July 1860 cover franked 1853 20 c. cancelled by Sardinian rhombus, 20 c. on 1860 covers from Chambery, Douvaine, Evian etc., thereafter with petit and gros chiffres, underpaid covers, destinations usages (Mexico etc.) and splendid range of covers through to UPU. A superb study of this region with viewing recommended (181 covers).
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Hammer price : 5,500 CHF
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