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Auction: 229 - Lot number: 1004 << Previous   Next >>


Description: 1811(Jan 13) lengthy entire in French headed "Le Punhette le 13 janvier 1811" (= Punhete, 120km NE of Lisbon) to the Loire with a very fine strike of the rare 'BAU GAL/ARM DE PORTUGAL' h/s (Frazao #Armée 2var; rated 9), two 37mm disinfection slits, rated "9" (decimes), the address-panel soiled, Pothion guarantee h/s on the reverse. [In response to the second French invasion of Portugal in 1809, the Duke of Wellington's forces intervened & defeated the French. A third invasion was launched in September 1810 but the British-lead forces contained the offensive & drove out the French in March 1811. French forces mail from this brief third invasion period is extremely rare]

Listed in: PORTUGAL , Pre Stamp , Postal History , Postmarks , Disinfected & Quarantined Mail , FRANCE , Military & Censor Mail , Military - Napoleonic Wars , Postmarks - Instructional/Informative Markings

Estimate: AUD$ 750.00

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Item was sold for: $575.00