Auction: 18054 - The 'Hermione' Collection of France, 1849-1950
1870 "Siège" Issue
10c. bistre, "neck to neck" tête-bêche vertical pair, better centred than usually encountered with perforations just touching frame lines in places, on 19 August 1871 entire letter from Angoulême to Bordeaux, tied by "gros chiffres" 105 on departure, being matched by c.d.s. below, backstamped on receipt; stamp lifted for examination and hinged back into place. Rare. Calves and Roumet certificates (1996). Spink Maury T36, €7,500. Photo
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