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Catalogue 281: France Part or Insufficiently Paid Incoming Mail – The Jack Blanc Collection
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  • Lot# : 7207 Preussen

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    Preussen 1851 (May 30): Ornamental Cover with embossed edges (Zierbrief), sent from Tarnowitz in Silesia to Lemberg / Lvov in Austrian Galizia, forwarded to Paris, bearing  Prussia 1850 3 sgr. black on yellow, a fine and fresh example with large margins, tied by 'Vierring' '1492' numeral obliterator with matching TARNOWITZ despatch cds in black alongside. The reverse was struck by Breslau-Myslowitz ambulant, KRAKAU transit and LEMBERG arrival (June 2) cds's. As the addresse was not present there, the cover was forwarded to Paris, received in transit another KRAKAU and a French "AUTR. 7 JUIN 51 VALnes" entry in red on front as well as a PARIS arrival (June 7) cds's. It was regarded as an unpaid letter from Austria and the August 1849 rate of 120 c. was taxed and noted in manuscript with '12' décimes on front. A most attractive cover full of postal history content, cert. Brettl (2009).rnNote: Cover correctly franked in the third Postverein rayon from Silesia to Galizia, correctly taxed in France as unpaid with 120 c. which was the rate for fully paid as well as unpaid single rate covers from or to Austria. Héléne Poninska was a member of the well known Poninski family, which had a branch in Galizia with dominions in Czervonogrod and Grodek in the Lemberg district. 
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200 CHF

    Lot# : 7208 Preussen

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    Catalogue# : U10
    Preussen 1854 (May 24): Stationery envelope 3 sgr. yellow from Minden to Paris, handwritten note "insuffisient", struck aside the indicium with MINDEN despatch cds in black on front, framed "PR.3R." (Prusse 3e Rayon, vdL 2285, struck in Aachen) postal treaty handstamp as well as French "PRUSSE 26 MAI 54 VALnes" entry cds, both in red. The reverse with PARIS arrival (May 26) cds. Horizontal file fold well away from the indicium, a fresh envelope taxed with '7' décimes upon arrival.rnNote: Correctly taxed with 70 centimes for a letter from the third Prussian rayon in the July 1853 tariff.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 160 CHF

    Lot# : 7209 Preussen

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    Preussen 1866 (Oct 22): Cover from Berlin to Maillane nearby St. Rémy-de-Provence, bearing 1861 Arms 6 pf. orange and 2 sgr. blue (2), tied by BERLIN despatch cds in blue with framed Affranchissement insuffisant" handstamp in black and French "PRUSSE 24 OCT 66 ERQUELINES" entry cds in blue alongside. The reverse with PARIS transit and "ST REMY-DE-PROVENCE" arrival (Oct 25) cds's. Horizontal file fold well away from the adhesives, taxed with '7' décimes upon arrival.rnNote: The double rate was 120 c. from or to the second Prussian rayon where 4½ sgr. or 50 c. were deducted due to the prepayment resulting in the 70 centime taxation.
    Starting bid : 75 CHF
    Hammer price : 140 CHF
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