Auction: 18054 - The 'Hermione' Collection of France, 1849-1950
1900-27 "Merson" Issues
40c. to 2fr, the complete first "Merson" set, together with "Blanc" 1c. to 5c., and "Mouchon" 10c. to 30c., three complete sets on registered envelope locally carried in Paris, with transit and arrival on reverse, with the franking tied by "Paris/Rue Bourgogne" c.d.s.'s on the first day of issue for all adhesives, 4.12.1900. Stamps affixed to envelope of the Chamber of Deputies with corresponding embossing on reverse -the 15 values were put on sale in the Senate and Chamber of Deputies offices on the day of issue-; minor wrinkle in upper corners, not detracting from this very rare cover. Photo
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