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Lot #373
FRANCE 1870-71 Siege of Paris - Par Ballon Monte
1870 (12 Oct) FL to Bagnieres de Luchon, franked with 40c Laureated, cancelled by "8" within large Paris star, carried either on the "Godfroy-Cavaignac" or the "Jean Bart No.1" and redirected to Constantinople where it received "Constantinople, Turque 23.10.1870" arrival pmk, also Marseille transit, fine and most unusual redirected balloon to Turkey
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Price Realized
$2,500.00

Lot #374
FRANCE 1870-71 Siege of Paris - Par Ballon Monte
1870 (9 Nov) FL to Switzerland, franked with 10c Laureated, used in combination with pair of 10c Ceres, all cancelled "5" and by Rue Bondy departure cds, fine, with Bern (28 Nov) arrival pmk, signed Roumet. A fine and very rare mixed franking usage on Ballon Monte
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Lot #375
FRANCE 1870-71 Siege of Paris - Par Ballon Monte
1870 (12 Nov) Gazette des Absents No.7 to Spain, franked with 2x20c Laureated, cancelled "35", with Ministere des Finances departure cds, fine and rare destination, with transit and Madrid arrival pmks, signed Roumet
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Price Realized
$2,300.00

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