1870 (11 December) Le General Renault, flimsy envelope addressed to London, endorsed "Par Ballon Monte," paying 30c with 10c and 20c Ceres, canceled "1556" (Fourcamont), with framed "P.D." on front, handed to pilot, with excellent strike of "Republique Francaise Dartois & Yon Aeronautes du Gouvernement" in blue, arrival pmk, paper strengthening, otherwise fine, signed Bolaffi, Albert Schneider, etc., with 2002 Roger Calves Certificate. A...
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Lot #420 - FRANCE 1870-71 Siege of Paris - Par Ballon Monte
1870 "Le Jacquard", flimsy envelope endorsed "8e Corps d'Armee" and "Par Ballon Monte", addressed to Toulon-sur-Mer, with pmk of Vincennes 28 Nov. 70, backstamped on arrival one month late (23 Dec 70), stamp is missing (mail originated from a bag which was recovered from the Island Bryher). A rare cover, with 2000 Behr certificate