lot # 246 - europe France
Incoming Mail 1696 (Jan 5): Entire letter from Amsterdam to a banker in St. Malo, written in English, testifying to the death of the writer's husband 'whom God was pleased to call out of the World' and corroborated by his brother; struck on entry at Lille with superb strike of small formate "D'HOLLANDE" handstamp in black (Van der Linden fig. 969 = 8 pts., sole recorded year of use / Lenain 50). Manuscript charge '26' (sols) on front panel. Slightly weak file folds but one of the rarest of all French entry markings. Cert. Van der Linden (1996).
Catalogue 244: Europe & Overseas