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Catalogue 281: France Part or Insufficiently Paid Incoming Mail – The Jack Blanc Collection
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  • Lot# : 7114 Transvaal

    1885/93: 2 d. olive-bistre, a horizontal pair used on 1892 cover to Nancy, France tied by Johannesburg despatch cds (Aug 14). Underpaid by 1d. and struck with "T" in black and annotated '10c.' in pencil. Taxed as due on arrival with Duval 1881 10 c. black pair (Maury T15), for double the deficiency, tied by Nancy (Sept 7) cds in black. Some edge wear to envelope but surprisingly scarce.
    Starting bid : 180 CHF
    Hammer price : 280 CHF

    Lot# : 7115 Transvaal

    1895: 6 d. pale dull blue, a single example used on 1896 cover from Johannesburg (Sept 30) to Paris, the adhesive annotated '2' alongside to denote double weight and circular "T" applied with octagonal "T / (25) / CENTIMES". On arrival the cover had four attempts at delivery and eventually re-addressed to Passy; with 1893 Postage Due 50 c. lilac tied by datestamps or by triangular handstamp in black. Typical scuffs due to handling but scarce.
    Starting bid : 75 CHF
    Hammer price : 140 CHF
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