STOCKHOLMIA 2019 Private Treaty Sale

Lot 31

France, 1870 (Sep 23), Ballon Monté Neptune (Scott BM1), 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), Fine to Very Fine, Price: $7,500; £5,880; €6,380; 75,000 SEK; HK$58,500.
Maury 1; €15,000 ($16,820).

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

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