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Lot# 6290 - Auction 274-283

  • Lot# : 6290 Guadeloupe

    Guadeloupe 1880 (March 25): Cover from Pointe à Pitre to Marseille, endorsed "Voie anglaise", bearing General Issues Cérès 25 c. blue type III, a fine single adhesive with good to huge margins and fresh colour, tied by superb "PAQ. ANG. POINTE A PITRE GUADEe 25 MARS 80" cds, a splendid information strike and "UNION. V. ANGL. A CALAIS C 24 AVRL 80" entry cds alongside. Reverse with Marseille arrival cds. Lightest horizontal file fold at base of the cover, nevertheless a most attractive cover, a late usage of the Cérès definitive to pay the UPU rate after the abolishmnent of the 'Voie de Mer' surtaxe. Unlisted in Yvert.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF