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Saturday, November 07, 2009

Taxed wrappers - incoming & domestic

 

004a

005a

Incoming One-centime French Wrapper from Villeurbanne, France
Underpaid 4 centimes ['0,04' in manuscript]

The deficiency was (apparently) doubled and rounded up to ten centimes ['10' blue crayon].  Backstamped Luxembourg, October 5, 1886.

002a

003aa

Journal La Meuse posted October 1, 1959, to the eminent postal historian, Francis Rhein, at the 40-centime [50-100 g] magazine rate, for delivery from Poste Restante, backstamped Luxembourg-Ville, October 1st, with the 1-franc Poste Restante fee paid on October 2nd with a postage due label.

Unlike letters, the early wrapper mail was usually not backstamped.

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