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Lot# 6093 - Auction 284 - 290

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    First day of usage 1849: Cérès 20 c. black on yellow paper, a fine and fresh example with good to large margins and parts of the upper neighbouring adhesive, tied by type 15 "GRENOBLE (37) 1 JANV. 49" cds on the first day of the issue to cover, a clear information strike at left. The cover directed to Gap, reverse with arrival cds of the next day. Lightest file folds well away from the adhesive and the datestamp, nevertheless an extraordinary and appealing cover, a perfect stamp and the datestamp ideally documenting the usage at the first day of issue of a French stamp. Certs. E. Diena (1988), Calves (1989) Yvert = € 17'500 / Maury 3 = €16'500.rnNote: During the two first weeks of January 1849, the cancellation of the newly issued stamps was not well organized. Two circulars by the Postal administration led to confusion in the Post Offices on the methods of obliteration. A planned cancellation by a grill obliterator was not available prior to the third week of January.rnProvenance: Dubus collection, Robineau auction (Nov. 1987), lot 370.
    Starting bid : 6,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 7,000 CHF