Auction: 18054 - The 'Hermione' Collection of France, 1849-1950
1870 "Bordeaux" Issue
4c. grey, report II, uncharacteristically large margins, strong impression and shade, on September 1871 envelope to Presle, with part of the top margin of the stamp placed beyond the edge of the envelope, tied in the Savoy region on arrival by "gros chiffres" 2490 grid of Montmelian, showing "Gare de Chambéry" c.d.s. at right, additionally struck on reverse with three different datestamps in transit. An extremely rare, exceptional and fine single franking on cover. J.F. Brun certificate (1993), signed Calves. Spink Maury 41II, €20,000. Photo
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