Auction: 18054 - The 'Hermione' Collection of France, 1849-1950
1862-70 "Empire" Laureated Issue
20c. pale blue, type II, block of four showing "horn" colourless flaw ("à la corne") in upper right design, used on 15.6.1870 large envelope headed "papiers d'affaires" carried at special rate from Audierne to Quimper, tied by dispatch "gros chiffres" dotted grid. Interesting and scarce; very slight soiling caused by the gum and not detracting. Signed Lamy. Spink Maury 29IId. Photo
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