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Catalogue 281: France Part or Insufficiently Paid Incoming Mail – The Jack Blanc Collection
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  • Lot# : 7309 Liberia

    1896: Stampless cover from the Vice Consul of France in Sierra Leone to his equivalent in Monrovia, Liberia, sent as Consular mail but taxed on arrival with 1893 Postage Due 20 c. violet & grey (glued to cover) cancelled by "Monrovia / Liberia" datestamp (Oct 21) in black. Forwarded on to Rennes, France, and taxed again with 1893 Postage Due 10 c. brown (Maury T29) horizontal pair tied (Jan 13, 1897) on arrival. Flap missing but an extraordinary usage and most probably the sole such known. Ex collection Gough
    Starting bid : 800 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400 CHF
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