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Lot# 3175 - Auction 291-297

  • Lot# : 3175 NDP Elsasss Lothringen

    1872 (May 1): Double rate Entire letter from Colmar to Paris, bearing a combination franking of two single examples of Germany Small Shield 2 gr. blue (Mi 5) in combination with France Cérès 16 c. bistre and 25 c. blue type I (Yvert 59+60A). The German Imperial adhesive was tied by Fer de Cheval / Hufeisenstp. "COLMAR 1 MAI 72" datestamp, the French adhesive by "PARIS ÉTRANGER 3 MAI 72" cds in blue. A most attractive entire, the splendid franking paying correctly the double rate on the German and the French side. Signed Roumet & Goebel.rnNote: Even after German Imperial adhesives of the Small Shield design had been issued on January 1st, 1872, combination frankings were necessary to pay the full journey, however this entire was despatched in the last month of this regulation.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF