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Lot# 664 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 664 France

    1793 (Dec 6): Entire letter from a Captain in the 12th (Drome) Battalion 'au Camp du centre devant Toulon' to Crest, Drome, struck with three line 'ARMÉE / RÉVOLUTIONAIRE / DU MIDI' in black (Reinhardt = 4'500 pts.). Rated '7' in manuscript to pay upon receipt, the letter is full of revolutionary ardour, with the hope that 'this vile, rebellious town would soon be reduced'. Eleven days later, a young Captain of Artillery did reduce the fort of L'Eguilette leading to the final victorious assault on December 17th. An extremely rare handstamp and fine for this.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 460 CHF