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Sale 98: The Transportation Sale

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December Flights - Franklin through Le Parmentier

Lots 4099-4108 Lots 4109-4118 Lots 4119-4126

Lot 4099    

1870 (Dec. 1) Paris to Germany, folded formular letter addressed to Général Ladmirault, Aix la Chapelle (Aachen) in Prussia, postmarked "Paris, R. d'Amsterdam, 1 Dec. 70" double circle, franked with 20c + 40c Empire Lauré tied by two strikes of numeral "18" star cancels, no arrival backstamp as usual, Very Fine and scarce, carried by the Franklin.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

During the Franco-Prussian War, Général Ladmirault was placed in command of the IV Corps of the Army of the Rhine, taking part in the battles of Mars-la-Tour and Saint-Privat; during the latter he repulsed the German attack at Amanvillers. After the capitulation of the Bazaine's army however, he became a Prussian prisoner of war.

Realized: $1,150

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Lot 4100    

1870 (Dec. 2) Paris to Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, folded cover postmarked "Paris, Pl. de la Bourse, 2 Dec. 70" double circle postmark and franked with 80c Empire Lauré tied by numeral "1" star cancel, backstamped blue "Rio de Janeiro, 14 Jan. 71" arrival postmark, small unnoticeable erosion hole to left of address, Extremely Fine and rare, carried by the Franklin, ex-Henry Gibson.
Estimate    $7,500 - 10,000.

A STUNNING AND IMPORTANT BALLON MONTÉ COVER DURING THE SIEGE OF PARIS.

Realized: $35,000

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Lot 4101    

1870 (Dec. 2) Paris to Grenoble, folded "Correspondance Havas" (French Edition) postmarked indistinct "Paris (60) 2 Dec. 70" double circle postmark and franked with 20c Cérès tied by mute star cancel, backstamped indistinct Grenoble Dec. arrival postmark, Very Fine and attractive, carried by the Franklin.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $260

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Lot 4102    

1870 (Dec. 2) Paris to England, folded Gazette Des Absents No11 to Folkestone, postmarked "Paris, Ministère des Finances, 2 Dec. 70" double circle, franked with 10c + 20c Cérès (small perf. faults) tied by two strikes of numeral "35" star cancels, backstamped with "Folkestone, Dec. 11 70" arrival postmark, light cover stain, F.-V.F., carried by the Franklin.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Complete Images.

Realized: $1,000

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Lot 4103    

1870 (Dec. 2) Paris to Tarascon, folded Lettre Journal "Depeche-Ballon #11" postmarked "Paris, Rue du Cherche-Midi, 2 Dec. 70" double circle postmark and franked with 20c Cérès tied by numeral "10" star cancel, backstamped "Lyon-a-Avignon, 8 Dec. 70" transit postmark, small cover repair at top left, Fine, carried by the Franklin.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

Realized: $290

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Lot 4104    

1870 (Dec. 3) Paris to Germany, envelope with original enclosure addressed to Prisoner of War, postmarked "Paris, R. d'Antin, 3 Dec. 70" double circle, franked with two 20c Cérès (small perf. faults) tied by two strikes of numeral "3" star cancels, no arrival backstamp as usual, small faults, F.-V.F., carried by the Franklin.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Addressed to "Capitaine au 18e régiment d'Artillerie, Prisonnier de l'Armée de Metz" with manuscript routing endorsement at bottom "Par la voie de Vervier et Cologne".

Realized: $1,050

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Lot 4105    

1870 (Dec. 4) Paris to Reigate, England, folded Lettre Journal "Le Soir" postmarked somewhat indistinct "Paris, Place de la Madeleine, 4 Dec. 70" double circle postmark and franked with 30c Empire Lauré tied by numeral "3" star cancel, 10 Dec. Railway transit postmark and backstamped "Reigate DE 12 70" arrival postmark, Very Fine, carried by the Franklin.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

A RARE USAGE OF THE LETTRE JOURNAL "LE SOIR".

Realized: $800

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Lot 4106    

1870 (Dec. 5) Paris to Frankfort sur Mein, Germany, folded "Correspondance Havas" (German Edition) postmarked "Paris (60) 5 Dec. 70" double circle postmark and franked with 40c Cérès tied by mute star cancel, without arrival postmark as usual, Very Fine and attractive, carried by the Denis Papin.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $500

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Lot 4107    

1870 (Dec. 5) Paris to Mont de Marson, card sent by Soldier from the 3rd Army, 5th Division, 1st Brigade postmarked "Paris, R. Bonaparte, 5 Dec. 70" double circle postmark and franked with 20c Cérès tied by "15" star cancel, with "Mont de Marson 8 Dec. 70" arrival postmark, Very Fine and scarce, a nice card usage by a soldier, carried by the Denis Papin.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $375

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Lot 4108    

1870 (Dec. 5) Paris to London and forwarded to Cornwall Gardens, folded letter postmarked "Paris, R. de Bondy, 5 Dec. 70" double circle postmark and franked with 30c Empire Lauré tied by "5" star cancel, struck with small red "Crowned R" handstamp for forwarding to Cornwall Gardens (within London) backstamped with three different London transit and arrival postmarks of Dec. 9, Very Fine and scarce usage, carried by the Denis Papin.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $500

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