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Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions Sale: 98

United States
October Flights - Godefroy-Cavaignac/Jean Bart N&d

Sale No: 98
Lot No: 4044

image 1870 (Oct. 28) Paris to United States. Folded printed formular letter to New York, postmarked "Paris, R. Serpente, 28 Oct. 70" double circle postmark and franked with 80c Empire Lauré tied by numeral "25" star cancel and red "New York Paid All, Nov. 14" arrival postmark, markings include red London transit cancel of Nov. 2 and red United States "2 CENTS" credit handstamp, Extremely Fine and choice.
Estimate; $2,000 - 3,000.


Letter written in English and datelined "19 Oct. 1870" with interesting contents regarding the Siege, "If we did not often hear the canon all day long and if we did not see so many soldiers we should hardly know that we are in a besieged city. We are cut off from the rest of the world since a month and have not felt the disastrous effects which the Prussians expect. I hope you do not believe all the accounts of the German newspapers…".
Est. $2,000-3,000 (Image)

Est. $2,000-3,000

Opening US$ 5,250.00
Sold...US$ 5,250.00

Closed..Jul-31-2021, 13:54:11 EST
Sold For 5250

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