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Lot# 691 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 691 France

    1800 (Sept 19): Entire letter from Munich to Strasbourg, written by General Eblé, Commander of the Artillery of the Arms of the Rhine, struck with '3 E DON. / ARM. DU RHIN' in black (Reinhardt = 750 pts). Reverse with further '3' handstamp in black. General Elbé (17587-1812) commanded the bridging train during the invasion of Russia and is best known for his  action in Nov 1812 in saving the remnants of the Grand Armée by bridging the Beresina. He died shortly afterwards in Königsberg.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF