lot # 232 - europe Belgium
1704 (Sept 26): Entire letter from Leiden, Netherlands to Nancy, endorsed in manuscript 'Franco par Liege' as Lille, the usual entry point to France, was closed due to the War of the Spanish Succession. Struck at Namur with small format LIEGE handstamp in black (Van der Linden fig. 1927 = 7 pts., sole year of use, believed but four examples known). Reverse with '3' (sols) credit for Liege-Namur and rated '9' sols to pay upon arrival in Nancy. Rare.
Catalogue 244: Europe & Overseas