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Lot# 754 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 754 France

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    1852: Napoléon imperforate 1 fr. carmine in a horizontal strip of three, with ample to very large margins all round, used on 1853 entire letter endorsed "Steamer Bahiana du 24 8bre via Liverpool", tied by lozenge of 'gros points' in black with Paris despatch cds (Oct 21) above. Red framed 'PD' and 'London Paid' transit cds (Oct 22) alongside unusual use of "SHIP LETTER / Crown / LONDON" datestamp in red (Oct 22). Reverse with 'Ligne-de-Calais' cds and "SHIP LETTER / LIVERPOOL" in black (Oct 23). A most attractive entire and a superb example of the correct double 3 franc rate via a British vessel to Brazil - an early usage of the 1 franc - only issued in September 1853. An interesting cover, following the consignor from a newly opened family archive, first time on the market, cert. Brun (2018) Maury = € 40'000.
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 9,000 CHF