Thursday, November 19, 2009

An unusual mixed franking in 1886



Luxembourg-Gare, August 13, 1886

The last of the twelve 19th century Coat of Arms postal card issues appeared in 1880.  They were the first cards to be mass produced and were done by Enschedé in Holland.  By 1882, they had sold out and were replaced by Enschedé's printing of the first Allegory cards. 

Thus, its very unusual to see this five-centime 1880 Coat of Arms postal card used in 1886, uprated with a partially decapitated five-centime Allegory definitive.


Luxembourg-Gare, August 13, 1886, to Lambusart (part of Fleurus), Belgium, in the Charleroi District of Hainaut province, with the Fleurus receiver, August 14th, seen on the front.


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