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Lot# 726 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 726 France

    1809 (June 14): Entire letter headed 'au bivouac, sous la canon de Raab' to Paris struck with two line 'ARM. D'ITALIE / 1RE DON' in red (Reinhardt = 500 pts). Rated '10' in manuscript to pay upon receipt, with Paris (July 3) arrival on reverse in red. The letter possibly written by, certainly signed by, General Louis Baraguay d'Hilliers (1764-1813) who was stationed at Raab with 6'000 men of the Italian Guard screening the right wing of the Grande Armée prior to the Battle of Wagram (July 5-6, 1809).
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 280 CHF