Auction: 18054 - The 'Hermione' Collection of France, 1849-1950
1849-50 First Issue
First-Issue First Day Cover
20c. black, a lovely example with good margins, neat impression, tied by Marcilly-Le-Hayer small c.d.s. on the first day of issue, 1st January 1849, with an additional strike at left on entire letter to Port-à-Binson, dated on the same day, backstamped in transit and receipt; slight tone spots, closed tears below the stamp and the postmark and two portions of paper loss in centre, still a fine and rare usage on the first day of French franked philately. Signed B. Behr. Spink Maury 1, €16,500. Photo
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