(French Post Offices) 1879 (3 OCT) mourning envelope to France, endorsed “per English mail” bearing mixed issue franking Ceres 15c. pair and Sage 5c. tied by ‘5104’ large numeral lozenge with Shang-Hai Chine cds, unclear red French maritime datestamp, reverse with Marseille A Lyon tpo and arrival cds. Most of backflap missing and slight ageing but still a good example of a more unusual franking.
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