Auction: 18054 - The 'Hermione' Collection of France, 1849-1950
1872-73 "Cérès" Issue
10c. brown on rose, tête-bêche pair contained in an irregular block of seven, exhibiting the inverted position at top left, resulting in "head to head" and "face to face" tête-bêches, uncommonly well centred for this stamp, paying the triple weight letter rate up to 50 grams on June 1874 large envelope from Monfort-le-Rotrou to St. Calais, tied by faint strikes of "2492" dotted lozenges, reverse showing "bureau de passe" 2188 and arrival c.d.s.'s. The only example recorded exhibiting this spectacular franking. Calves certificate (1994). Spink Maury T58+58. Photo
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