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Catalogue 281: France Part or Insufficiently Paid Incoming Mail – The Jack Blanc Collection
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  • Lot# : 7422 Dominican Republic

    Antilles 1885/91: Dominican Republic 10 c. orange, a single example used on cover to Paris endorsed "Por Vap. Frances a Francia", unusually tied by 'HAITI A FORT DE FRANCE / L.E. No.1' Paquebot datestamp in black (Aug 15) with repeated strike alongside (Salles fig. 1576) with triangular 'T' mark adjacent and manuscript '2' (liable to double rate). Taxed on arrival in Paris for double the original deficiency with Postage Due 1 fr. maroon (Maury T25). Paris arrival on reverse (Sept 6). Slight soiling but a most unusual usage.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 650 CHF

    Lot# : 7423 Dominican Republic

    Antilles 1885/91: Dominican Republic 2 c. orange-red, a single example used on 1899 cover to Paris in combination with postal stationery cut-out 2 c. bright rose, tied by bartred obliterator and "Santo Domingo" cds. Underpaid for 10 c. single rate and struck with large "T" marking in black on despatch. Paris arrival cds (May 31) and taxed with France 1893 50 c. lilac-brown Postage Due. The cover should have been taxed 60 centimes (as if entirely unpaid) but a 10 c. reduction was made due to the prepaid 4 c. A scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF
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