lot # 1474 - french colonies Reunión
Reunion 1859/65: Eagle issue 10 c. bistre and 40 c. orange used on 1869 cover from St. André to Vaucluse, France tied by perfect impression of the lozenge of 64 dots in blue, with equally fine strike of framed 'PD' and scarce RÉUNION / ST. ANDRÉ despatch cds in same colour alongside (Nov 19). Octagonal 'Col. Fr. V. Suez / P.F. Amb. Mar' in red (Dec 16) applied on entry in Marseille. Reverse with 'Chaumont S. Durance' cds and re-directed to Avignon (Dec 18). Tiny piece of flap missing but a delightful usage. Signed Friedl, cert. Eichele (1998).rnProvenance: Henry C. Gibson; Corinphila sale 107 (September 1998), lot 3378.
Catalogue 284: Europe & Overseas