Lot# 1166 - Auction 234-243
1853: 10 c. bistre brown, 20 c. blue, 40 c. orange and 80 c. carmine, all with large margins all round, used on 1856 cover from Reims to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia paying the 1 fr. 50 centime rate, tied by dotted '2462' petit chiffres with despatch cds of Reims below (Nov 5) and framed PP in red. London transit cds in red on front (Nov 7) and reverse (opens well for display) showing SHIP LETTER / SYDNEY datestamp (Jan 10, 1857) in black with '1d.' accountancy in red on front. A splendid and most attractive four colour franking to a very rare destination. Cert. Von der Weid (2004). rnProvenance: Collection Sylvain Wyler.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 4,600 CHF
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