STOCKHOLMIA 2019 Private Treaty Sale


 
Lot 31



France, 1870 (Sep 23), Ballon Monté Neptune (Scott BM1. Maury 1), folded letter to Antwerp, Belgium franked with 30c Napoleon Laureate tied by "2" in star with "Paris/Pl. St. Lazare" c.d.s., Sep 22, and red "PD"; backstamped Antwerp Oct 19 (inverted day), F.-V.F.

Scott $10,500. Maury €15,000 ($16,820).

A rare and desirable cover carried on the first balloon to leave Paris after the establishment of the siege.


Price: $7,500; £5,880; €6,380; 75,000 SEK; HK$58,500.



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