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Monday, September 20, 2010

Elegant ephemera

 

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Here is the lovely embossed slate blue seal of C. Pasquali, Luxembourg, personalizing an unusual herring-bone-design envelope. 

Elegant ephemera such as this is scarce but often little appreciated and seldom collected.  Yet the unmistakable beauty of this eminently collectible seal deserves to be preserved in a postal history collection for others to enjoy.  Imagine the thoughtfulness that went into its design. 

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C. Pasquali's envelope exudes its own grace, nicely postmarked Luxembourg-Gare, 4 Jan 1923, with 20c and 30c G.D. Charlotte I definitives paying the 50-centime 20g UPU letter rate to Firenze, Italy.  It's definitely a keeper!

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