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French Levant

Catalogue 281: France Part or Insufficiently Paid Incoming Mail – The Jack Blanc Collection
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  • Lot# : 7144 French Levant

    French P.O. in Tunesia 1855 (Oct 18): Cover from Tunis to Paris, manuscript "timbre insuffisant", bearing 1853 10 c. bistre and 20 c. blue, both in type I, two fine and fresh examples with fair to large margins and vivid colour, tied by Petits Chiffres '3716' despatch cds with a perfect cogwheel TUNIS information strike alongside. Reverse with "BONE ALGERIE" transit (Oct 19) and PARIS arrival (Oct. 27) cds's. Upon arrival the taxed with '3' décimes to pay the difference between the the 60 c. rate for a fully paid letter and the 30 c. franking. Attractive and interesting cover, signed Roumet.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 7145 French Levant

    1884: Cover from Constantinople to Nantes franked by France Type Sage 25 c. buff on yellow. Mailed in the wrong Post Office box on despatch with Austrian P.O. CONSTANTINOPEL cds at left (Jan 5) with "T" marking below and 25 c. adhesive with '0' alongside in blue crayon. The adhesive cancelled at Avricourt on entry to prevent re-use. Taxed as an unpaid letter upon receipt with Duval 1881 Postage Due 5 c. black and 20 c. black tied by Nantes cds's (Jan 11). An unusual cover.
    Starting bid : 180 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold
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