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1870 France Ballon Monte Mourning cover - 1870 Ballon Monté mourning cover to Belgium, then forwarded to Luxembourg, with a 10c and 20c tied by dotted star 29 cancels with a PARIS 17 OCT 70 datestamp beneath. This cover was carried on the Victor Hugo, the 15th flight that left the Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, at 11.45 a.m. on October 18 1870. It landed at Coeuvres, 82 km away at 5.30 p.m. The cover arrived in Brussels on 23rd October. Mourning covers carried on Ballon Montés are rare, and going out of the country it is possible this is the only one recorded.
1870 France Ballon Monte Mourning cover
1870 Ballon Monté mourning cover to Belgium, then forwarded to Luxembourg, with a 10c and 20c tied by dotted star '29' cancels with a PARIS 17 OCT 70 datestamp beneath. This cover was carried on the Victor Hugo, the 15th flight that left the Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, at 11.45 a.m. on October 18 1870. It landed at Coeuvres, 82 km away at 5.30 p.m. The cover arrived in Brussels on 23rd October. Mourning covers carried on Ballon Montés are rare, and going out of the country it is possible this is the only one recorded.
£975.00
Reference: G2959

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