Lot# 1498 - Auction 234-243
1861: Registered cover from Bakeu to the Archivist of the Lyon Railway in Paris, prepaid on despatch and struck with superb strike of scarce Austrian P.O. BAKEU datestamp (4/9) in blue (Tchilinghirian fig. 721) with unrecorded RECOM above in same colour. Reverse with 'Jassy' cds in blue, Lemberg transit (7/9), Erquelines entry mark in blue and Paris arrival (12/9). Red CHARGÉ and Rate box on reverse - whilst prepaid at single rate, the letter weighed '8.70' grams and thus was double rate on arrrival in France and charged '25' décimes due. A most unusual cover.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 700 CHF
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