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Auction: 229 - Lot number: 1000 << Previous   Next >>

Description: 1808(June 6) lengthy entire in French headed "Lisbonne ce 6 Juin 1808" to Paris with partly very fine strike of the rare 'BAU GAL/ARM DE PORTUGAL' h/s (Frazao #Armée 2; rated 9), superb 'October/29/1808' transit b/s of London & French "10" (decimes) endorsement. [Refusal by the Portuguese to place an embargo on the UK resulted in Napoleon Bonaparte's troops invading Portugal. Lisbon was captured on 8.12.1807, causing the royal family to flee to Brazil where a government-in-exile was established at Rio de Janeiro. Mail from the first French Invasion period is rare, & unpriced by Luis Frazao]

Auction Category: PORTUGAL - PRE-STAMP POSTAL HISTORY

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

Estimate: AUD$ 750.00

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Item was sold for: $650.00