Auction: 18054 - The 'Hermione' Collection of France, 1849-1950
1849-50 First Issue
First-Issue First Day Cover
20c. black, a magnificent example with intense colour, strong impression and good to large margins on envelope to Vannes, tied by "La Roche-Bernard/1 Janv. 1849" medium c.d.s. (25mm), neatly struck also at left and distinctly displaying the first day of issue, with arrival on reverse on 2 January. A very fine example of this scarcer datestamp on the first day of French franked philately. Signed Baudot. Spink Maury 3, €39,000. Photo
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