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Sale 98: The Transportation Sale

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December Flights - Franklin through Le Parmentier

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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