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Auction: 18054 - The 'Hermione' Collection of France, 1849-1950
Lot: 414

1900-27 "Merson" Issues
1925-27 Issue
20fr. as single franking on express envelope dated 13.8.1928 on first "Ile de France" catapult flight, addressed to New York, tied by "new-york au havre/d" octagonal datestamps, showing at left the special six-line cachet of the "Ile-de-France" catapult flights, with signature of the pilot Demougeot adjacent, with different New York datestamps on reverse; rough opening at top, a very interesting and rare usage. Spink Maury 208. Photo

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