Frankreich (FRANCE) - Briefe 1850
Katalog Maury-Cérés-Dallay 4 tb
France, 1850, 25c dark blue, horizontal TÊTE-BÊCHE PAIR (the inverted position 131 with sheet margin at left), the right stamp (which is the non inverted cliche) is defective at right (the inverted cliché is in perfect condition), the pair is tied by grill cancel to a cover front from "BEAUVAIS 14 NOV 1850" sent to Compiegne.
A manuscript 5 decimes postage due was applied at arrival as this triple rate cover = 1 franc, was originaly only franked at the 50c double rate. A very fresh example of this rare variety of the First Issue (about 30 covers recorded by Walske) and possibly the only one existing with a postage due rating.
Yvert 4c, Scott 6c, Dallay 4 tb = 42.000 EUR. Certificate Robineau.
(Histoire postale, philatelie, émission Cérés, Frankreich Kehrdruck, Postgeschichte, philately, postal history)